Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
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This week, all week long, we're taking a brutal look at each of the teams in the NFC East, in detail. The first target will be the Dallas Cowboys, whose fans experienced the 2017 season in the following five stages: Oh, and then they lost the ability to bail out of any losing debate with Eagles fans by resorting to, "You don't have any rings." Tough year. To note, we will not be talking about the positives of any of the Eagles' NFC East rivals, because, well, that's no fun. This will be 100 percent vitriolic. And yes, we'll try to torch the Eagles as well (though I'm not quite sure how yet). 1) The Cowboys have nothing at receiver There was once a time when former star wide receiver Dez Bryant was thought of as one of the five best players at his position in the NFL. Now? Not so much. By releasing Bryant, the Cowboys saved $8.5 million against the cap in 2018, which in my view was a no-brainer decision. And yet, they still managed to screw up that decision, as the timing of … [Read more...] about 10 reasons the Cowboys will be a dumpster fire this season
It's Friday, which means it's mailbag time. But first, a few newsy items:1. Tremaine Edmunds is one of 22 players who received invitations to attend the NFL Draft in person in Arlington, Texas, later this month. But he won't be alone. Hokies head coach Justin Fuente and defensive coordinator Bud Foster both will be going with him, giving Virginia Tech a good bit of exposure on a national stage.2. The ACC football championship game will remain in Charlotte through 2030. The league announced the news yesterday. Outside of the HB2 flap that forced the conference to move to Orlando for the 2016 game, Charlotte's hosted it every year since 2010. For those wondering about the Panthers pushing for a new stadium, the agreement would just move the ACC title game to the new venue if one were ever built.Charlotte seems like a good home. It's central to the conference, so it's fairly easy for a good number of the schools' fans to get there, certainly more so than the … [Read more...] about Hokies mailbag: Have Virginia Tech’s special teams under Fuente lived up to the ‘Beamer Ball’ standards?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Anxiety nation: Is America's mass-shooting problem rooted in a mental health crisis? The Florida Valentine's Day massacre has Americans asking how to stop the mass shooting epidemic and overcome anxiety that it could happen anywhere. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 42 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 18, 2018 | Updated 7:31 a.m. ET Feb. 18, 2018 CLOSE In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, hundreds of students, elected officials, gun control advocates and community members gather for a gun control rally in front of the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. … [Read more...] about Anxiety nation: Is America’s mass-shooting problem rooted in a mental health crisis?
Abstract BackgroundWe studied the association between sex in exchange for money, drugs or goods and HIV for women who inject drugs (WWID) in Ukraine, as previous data on this association from the post-USSR region are contradictory.MethodsData come from the Integrated Bio-Behavioral Survey of Ukrainian people who inject drugs collected in 2011 using respondent-driven sampling. Participants were interviewed and tested with rapid HIV tests.ResultsThe sample included 2465 WWID (24% HIV positive); 214 (8.7%) of which reported having had exchange sex during the last 90 days. Crude analysis showed no association between exchange sex and HIV (OR = 0.644; 95% CI 0.385–1.077). No confounders were found to alter this result in a multivariable analysis. Further modeling showed that exchange sex modifies association between HIV and alcohol use: no association between HIV and daily alcohol use was found for those women who exchanged sex (OR = 1.699, 95% CI … [Read more...] about Engagement in sex work does not increase HIV risk for women who inject drugs in Ukraine