VOTERS LOVE IT AT FIRST SIGHT. Politicians want to embrace it. there may be danger in the details, but the flat tax is becoming the hottest new issue in the G.O.P. presidential race. Riding mostly on his flat-tax proposal, magazine mogul Steve Forbes has become the fastest-rising candidate in the contest. And he's about to get some prominent company. Next week a tax-reform commission headed by former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp will make its own proposal to flatten the federal income tax. Bob Dole, the Republican front runner and co-sponsor of the commission, is expected to endorse it. The idea is...

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