Bill Cooper claims Minnesota's taxes have driven him to Florida Long a spirited participant in the battles over tax levels in Minnesota, former state Republican Party Chairman Bill Cooper can now observe those debates from afar: 1,700 miles to the south, from his new legal residence in Naples, Fla. Cooper says he's moving to Florida, because it has no state income tax.11:00 a.m.
Bill Cooper: Former chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party. Cooper is the chairman of TCF Financial, and he used to be its CEO.
Is conservatism an idea whose time has passed? On the same day the Republican presidential candidates had their first debate in California, the editors of two well-known political magazines debated a broader question: Does conservatism have a future in American politics?12:00 p.m.