Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ for workers leaves a tough question unanswered : “Progressives should be focused on how to fundamentally reform how we tax capital income in this country,” said David Kamin, who served as a special assistant to President Barack Obama on economic issues. “You really have to be looking at new and creative ways to address capital taxation, or the taxation of wealth,” said Michael Shapiro, a former economic adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Aggressive, bold proposals should absolutely be on the table.” How to tax capital is one of the most important unresolved issues for the Democratic Party after its bruising defeat in November’s election.

Why Are There No New Major Religions? : Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in March, sitting at a noisy mess hall filled with hardened, tattooed Indonesian prisoners who greeted their wives and children with hugs and pats on the head. The prison is known for housing many of the country’s most notorious drug criminals and convicted terrorists. But across from me sat a trio of prisoners in bright orange fatigues charged with a different crime entirely: daring to start a new religious movement.

9 times the Trump team denied something — and then confirmed it : The White House directly contradicted President Trump’s own attorney on Tuesday. It confirmed that the president was involved in that misleading Donald Trump Jr. statement about his meeting with a Russian lawyer after Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, had issued two unmistakable comments asserting Trump wasn’t. But this was hardly the first time that the Trump team has appeared to confirm something it previously denied. Below are nine examples.

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