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Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


What the Shirley Sherrod Saga Says About America

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What happened to Shirley Sherrod is an embarrassing reminder of the racial dysfunction in America today and how politics continues to play a critical role in this ugliness.

Secret Emails Between Breitbart and Beck Revealed

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

I found these emails on a secret thumb drive that was given to me around the same time that Laura Ingraham apparently got secret copies of the Obama Diaries. The emails below are as verifiable as Ms. Ingraham's book.

Scammed: What Shirley Sherrod and Social Security Have in Common

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Shirley Sherrod and the Social Security system have a lot more in common than their initials. In both cases, the administration spent too much time playing along, rather than asking tough questions and fighting for what's right.

The F Word: Rolling Over on Shirley Sherrod

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

How many times is the Obama administration going to roll over for Glenn Beck?

Everyone Reading This Is Racist (Except for Those Who Aren't)

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The National Administration of Racism (NAR) released a sweeping statement today, accusing everyone outside The National Administration of Racism of be...

Tell President Obama to Reinstate Shirley Sherrod

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

This morning, we launched a petition calling President Obama to reinstate Shirley Sherrod at the USDA, and to stop caving to right-wing smear campaign...

Fooled Again by Breitbart and the Wingnut Right

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Andrew Breitbart has done it again. This time, he's flimflammed the White House, the NAACP and the traditional news media. I wonder who will be fired and disgraced next.

Dear Mr. President: Time to Man Up

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

You may start by reinstating Shirley Sherrod. She deserves that much. You may go further by admitting, as the NAACP has, that you were "snookered."

The Racism Faux-Scandals

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

The right is using its media echo chamber to settle scores and reinforce its own "oppression narrative" in which black racism is a major national problem, and in which racism is not measured by material facts, but by what's allegedly in your head.

Shirley Sherrod and the Right: A Day That Will Live in Infamy

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

We face many serious problems, from a crashed economy to the largest oil spill in our history. But no American should ignore another serious threat to our integrity as a nation and a culture: the far-right propagandists.

Snookered: Right-Wing Propaganda and the Truth About Shirley Sherrod

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Sherrod is the victim here and deserves to be compensated. The blame rests with Breitbart, but accountability must ultimately be demanded of the highest reaches of the government.

Sherrod's Real Lesson: The Power of Personal Evolution

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Shirley demonstrated a quality too often missing in our leaders: evolution. She used the incident with the white farmer as an opportunity to learn more about the scope of equity.

Liberals Miss the Point

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

The Shirley Sherrod fallout is not a time to point figures at one another for liberals but rather go on the offensive. Sherrod is the United States Department of Agriculture employee who came under fire for a supposed inflammatory speech.

The New Scare: Breitbart and Post Racial America

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

The protection against racism and bigotry in post racial America is now confined to perceived offenses towards Anglo Americans.

There Are No Winners in the Shirley Sherrod Case

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Sherrod is an innocent woman who became a pawn in an ugly game to discredit the Obama Administration. She has become the symbol of what's wrong with Washington.

Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Scroll down for videos, including a complete version of Shirley Sherrod's speech that started the controversy.*** Shirley Sherrod has accomplished...

President Obama: Time to Man-Up and Rehire Shirley Sherrod -- and Apologize

Oliver Willis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oliver Willis

Shirley Sherrod is the kind of person whose service deserves reward, not to have her name dragged through the right wing mud with the aid of the highest office in the land.

Mr. President if You Stand up for Shirley Sherrod You Stand up for Us All

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

When I first heard how this black USDA official bragged about discriminating against a white farmer as payback I was sickened. What a difference a day makes.

WATCH: Black Tea Party Candidate Accuses 'Chicago Machine' Of Racism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A black candidate for Illinois State Senate has made national news claiming that racism was behind a challenge to her candidacy. Cedra Crenshaw, an...


August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Giving a right wing blogger credit where credit is due. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archi...

Liz Glover Chats with Andrew Breitbart & Victoria Jackson (VIDEO)

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Glover

Watch Liz Glover interview Victoria Jackson and Andrew Breitbart about whatever.

Think Again: Mainstream Media to Conservatives: 'Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another?'

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

If you are among the benighted minions who take Breitbart and Beck seriously, well, that's on you. The problem arises when the rest of the media allow this brand of hucksterism to infect their own reporting.

Another Month, Another Breitbart Debacle

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Andrew Breitbart is overseeing yet another dubious campaign, claiming that the Tea Party movement is void of any racial animosity, and any suggestion to the contrary is a lie designed to smear the good patriots of the right-wing movement.

D.C. Tax Day Tea Party Features Lord "Hitler Youth" Monckton and Cast of Koch Industries' Favorites

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Lord Christopher Monckton, infamous for his "Hitler Youth" comments at the Copenhagen climate summit, is among the guest speakers at this week's Tax Day Tea Party in Washington, DC.