A string of five consecutive signees on Wednesday hammered that effort home. Running back Deondre Jackson of Stone Mountain, Ga., linebacker Antonio Doyle of St. Louis, Mo., defensive lineman Dallas Walker of Smyrna, Tenn., defensive lineman Fadil Diggs of Camden, N.J., and safety Antonio Johnson of East St. Louis, Ill., all signed to played for the Aggies within about an hour’s span. … [Read more...] about Texas A&M recruiting: Fisher’s nationwide approach reels ’em in
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“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. . . . (M)any of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.” … [Read more...] about Indiana AG Curtis Hill: On Dr. King’s birthday be inspired by the greatest speech in US history
Landing in Direct Provision can sound a bit like landing in a school dorm. Delroy Mpofu, the trans man from Zimbabwe, told me that the hardest part of living in the reception center was walking into the food hall and feeling like everyone was looking at him. Leo Snygans, a South African man who is staying in an old hotel in Galway, said that his two roommates bullied him because he asked them not to smoke in the room. Smoking is forbidden, he said, and, if a management representative walks in when the room is full of smoke, “everyone gets punished.” Women’s stories were kinder. One woman described a thoughtful negotiation among three roommates, one of whom needed darkness to sleep, while another was terrified of the dark; they compromised by deciding to keep the bathroom light on and the door ajar. But how do three grown women, often from vastly different cultures, live together indefinitely in a small hotel room? What if one of them has very strict standards of … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Strange, Cruel System for Asylum Seekers
Sanders and his advisers have found watching this revelation take hold to be a hilarious experience. After all, it’s not like he’s been hiding his game plan or his confidence that he can build on his base of 2016 supporters and new, young voters by reaching out to disaffected working-class communities. And to listen to those in the senator’s D.C. headquarters, all has been going very much according to plan: This month’s CBS poll put him in first place among first-time caucusgoers, and a week later the Register poll showed him in first overall, with the paper plastering its front page with an image of Sanders at the front of a sled with his rivals behind him, above the words sanders ahead. He then hopes to replicate his 2016 New Hampshire win. From there, his staff believes, with a conviction supported by some polling data and bordering on prophetic faith, he’ll win Nevada largely based on his significant Latino and union-worker backing, his … [Read more...] about One of These People Could Beat Trump, Right?