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President Obama sat down on Thursday for a talk on criminal justice reform with a special guest: David Simon, creator of the hit TV show The Wire.

Click above to watch a discussion of such important topics as the War on Drugs and excessive sentencing — plus Obama’s favorite character on the show — then share this video.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

On June 22, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a Republican-sponsored bill that calls for standards of "intellectual diversity" to be enforced on college campuses in the Sunshine State. But the Miami Herald''s editorial board, in a scathing editorial published on June 24, emphasizes that the law isn't about promoting free thought at colleges and universities but rather, is an effort to bully and intimidate political viewpoints that DeSantis and his Republican allies in the Florida Legislature disagree with.

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