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Shirley Sherrod

Court Panel Orders Secretary Of Agriculture Subpoena Be Quashed

AP | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered that a subpoena be quashed for testimony by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a lawsuit fil...

Subpoenas To Agriculture Secretary Stand In Breitbart Suit

AP | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has turned aside an administration effort to quash subpoenas to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose testimony is bein...

Right-Wing Politics Is Not Just Pro-Business... It Is, Itself, a Big Business

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One cannot understand right-wing politics without realizing it is primarily a profit-making enterprise. And, like other profit-maximizing organizations, it does whatever is necessary to drive its own profits.

Agriculture Secretary Subpoenaed In Racist Video Suit

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been subpoenaed in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart. Former USDA e...

Maddow's Mission

D. R. Tucker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.

Shirley Sherrod's Ongoing Battle for Racial Cooperation in Georgia

Ryan Cooper | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Ryan Cooper

These days, Sherrod has returned to the work she was doing before all the publicity. She still lives with her husband, Charles, in Albany, Georgia, where they raised their children and where she still spends her days working with poor and minority farmers.

The Right and Wrong Ways to Apologize

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Having the courage to admit we've screwed up is one of the hardest things to do. But is simply saying "I was wrong" sufficient? Giving and receiving apologies the right way isn't a matter of etiquette; it's a crucial component of ethical intelligence.

Lessons In Discipline: What LGBT Rights Advocates Can Learn From Shirley Sherrod

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Reactions to the financing of anti-gay groups by Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy included ill-considered behavior by some on the pro-LGBT side that played into the hands of our opponents, who are always looking for excuses to portray themselves as victims.

The SAFE Banking Act Will Do What Financial Regulators Thus Far Have Not

Micah Hauptman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business
Micah Hauptman

Preventing banks from becoming so large, complex, and interconnected that their failure would ravage the economy is the safest guarantee against a future "too big to fail"-driven financial crisis.

What if Sandra Fluke were a Woman of Color?

Mary Keck | Posted 05.21.2012 | Black Voices
Mary Keck

In the wake of the Sandra Fluke vs. Rush Limbaugh media frenzy, we've begun to ask some very interesting questions. The queries popping up over the Fluke-Limbaugh controversy has brought a question to my mind: What if Sandra Fluke were a woman of color?

Emails Reveal White House Role In Sherrod Ouster

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...

Shirley Sherrod's Case Against Andrew Breitbart Begins

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart asked Tuesday that a federal judge throw out a defamation case that former govern...

Strauss-Kahn and the Age of Reputation

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

In today's fast-paced world, a reputation can be destroyed rapidly -- and if, as in the case of Strauss-Kahn it seems, the consequences of charges made actually precede the processing of those charges.

Anthony Weiner Hands Republicans a Twofer

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The wars drag on, the economy teeters, climate change unfolds just as the scientists predicted, and the yawning gap between the rich and the rest of us continues to grow. And what are we left with? The spectacle of a guy named Weiner doing naughty things.

Shirley Sherrod Contract Talks With USDA Turn Rocky

The Washington Post | Krissah Thompson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

USDA's plans to forge a consulting contract with former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod have turned rocky. Sherrod, who met briefly wi...

Shirley Sherrod To Return To USDA?

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants help with minority outreach from a former official in Georgia who was ousted in a racial flap...

GOP Rep. Steve King on Shirley Sherrod, Pigford and Racism (VIDEO)

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

As part of my documentary about how the Pigford settlement designed to help black farmers was hijacked by trial lawyers and politicians, I interviewed controversial congressman Steve King.

The Odd Timing of Shirley Sherrod's Lawsuit Against Andrew Breitbart

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Until Mrs. Sherrod plunged herself headfirst into the Pigford story by suing my film's funder, Andrew Brietbart, I wasn't clear on how central a figure she was.

Shirley Sherrod Sues Andrew Breitbart Over Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shirley Sherrod has filed a lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart over a video released by the conservative personality that lead to her ouster as an offic...

Who Wants to Cash in on Gutting the Clean Air Act?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

All of us who care about stopping climate change pollution need to stand together and say no. No, you cannot buy our democracy; no, you cannot pollute our air; and no, you cannot overpower us with money.

Here's to Female "Troublemakers" Making History

Mary Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Hughes

For many women of the baby boom generation, "making trouble" requires a gentle nudge -- even in the name of worthy causes. Happily, that's changing.

2010: A Shellacking in Poor Judgment and Bad Behavior

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

Our grandparents and great-grandparents lived through a Great Depression with grit and resolve. Unlike many of today's citizenry, who have become a whiny group of rage-a-holics.

IndictBreitbart.org Launches Campaign Against Right Wing Activists, Breitbart, O'Keefe, and Giles

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

IndictBreitbart.org claims that when James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles secretly recorded Maryland ACORN's employees after entering their office they broke Maryland's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act.

An Uptick in Racism in Campaigns in 2010

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

If the election of 2008 was a referendum on race, the midterms are feeling like a recount. The dominant political discourse of 2008 centered on an imp...

Juan Williams Should Have Been Given a Choice -- NPR or Fox

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Green

The result was right though the process wasn't. Since you can't ride two horses in different directions, Williams should have been given a choice -- be a civil, thoughtful analyst on NPR or a demagogic winger on Fox.