Philip Bump National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics September 13 at 10:38 AM

I tuned out for a moment during Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate. By that point we were more than two hours in, and I was trying to double-check numbers for something I was working on. Then something permeated: Did someone say something about record players?

Someone did — specifically, former vice president Joe Biden. He was responding to a question about the legacy of slavery, particularly as it pertains to education. Earlier this year, The Washington Post reported on Biden’s legacy of opposing school busing, a history that was the focus of an effective attack

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