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Writing about #Biden's role in mass incarceration this week.
Congress's mandatory sentencing laws during the Reagan-Bush years were the most Draconian in modern US history.
That's something Biden will have to explain if he ever campaigns outside white working class enclaves.
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When I was teaching literacy in prisons & halfway houses while in the domestic Peace Corps in Louisiana & Pennsylvania, every one of my students was functionally illiterate. That means unable to read above a 5th grade level, the level deemed able to function as an adult.
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These men and women were unable to read the instructions on a medication bottle, a food preparation label, a street map, an employment form. Imagine not being able to read how to prepare your child's meds or food, or apply for a job? Where does that leave you in adult society?
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The best parts of the #CNNTownHalls were
Klobuchar on #ClimateAction
Warren on #StudentDebtCrisis
Harris on #GunViolence
Sanders on overturning the #GOPTaxCuts
Buttigieg on #ImmigrationReform.

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What stood out were the breadth of the questions and the manner in which each candidate answered.
Disappointingly, Sanders was least able to explain how he would achieve his goals, even though they are unchanged since 2015, so he's had 4yrs to refine them.
#CNNTownHalls
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Also disappointing: not one female moderator and few students of color.
The women candidates all got hard questions about policies they had previously had, Buttigieg had to answer for demoting the 1st black police chief and Sanders got no difficult questions, just 2015 replay.
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