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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...

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.

We Are a Nation of Bullies

David A. Love | Posted 05.07.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

This nation has a love-hate relationship with bullies. In one breath, society condemns bullying. And yet our society thrives on it, encourages it and glorifies it.

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...

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...

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...

Emails Show Shirley Sherrod Fired In Rush Over Edited Video

Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas and Kathleen Hennessey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama administration officials knew they did not have all the facts last summer when they rushed to dismiss Shirley Sherrod from the Agriculture Depar...

Alan Simpson: Totally Lucky He's Not a Democrat

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It's strange that the administration is defending a man who seems hellbent on slashing benefits while co-chairing Obama's Catfood Commission.

We Can't Yield -- Not Now, Not Ever

Shirley Sherrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Sherrod

Life is a grindstone. But whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.

Sam Stein

Sherrod's Suit Against Breitbart May Be Hurt By Her Quickly Repaired Reputation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In deciding to sue conservative Internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart for libel, former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod may end up bei...

Shirley Sherrod To Sue Andrew Breitbart

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN DIEGO — Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited i...

GOP's Invitation to Breitbart Proves They Are Lying About Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The decision to put Andrew Breitbart at the top of a major GOP event blows the party's façade of respectability to smithereens.

Is There Any Integrity Or Honesty Out There?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Self interest seems to trump "doing what is right," dragging the world into more and more of the kind of "caveat emptor" thinking that helped created the economic crisis that seems to pervade life these days.

A Love Affair Gone Wrong: Liberals Abandon Their Beloved Obama

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We liberals should be mad as hell at the opposition -- Breitbart and Fox News -- not Obama or his administration that fell over itself in the Shirley Sherrod affair.

In Defense of Andrew Breitbart

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Breitbart gave the right-wing smear machine a momentary black eye. He made news editors, producers, and executives, and that includes those at Fox, more cautious about what they dump on the airwaves to score a hit.

NAACP Still Hasn't Atoned for Sherrod Blunder

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

NAACP president Ben Jealous caught holy hell from black bloggers for his astoundingly embarrassing rush to judgment applauding the curb toss of Shir...

Barack Obama, The National NAACP, and Chickensh*t Liberalism

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

There used to be a time when liberals, progressive and civil rights leaders stood up to right-wing bullies like Andrew Breitbart and Fox News, fighting back, sometimes even risking their lives. No more, it seems.

Four Ways To Avoid Future Shirley Sherrod Debacles

Politics Daily | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An apologetic phone call from Barack Obama and a new (and still unaccepted) job offer from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack should help end the media...

Apologizing to Sherrod Step in the Right Direction, but Many Lessons to Be Learned

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The mass media proved completely incapable of handling this latest issue of race and racism in an objective and thoughtful manner. The media jumped on the bandwagon to unfairly smear her integrity.

Timeline of Sherrod Debacle Reveals Disturbing Coordination Between Fox News and Bloggers

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

This wasn't an attempt to get a story -- it was deliberate move to score points, the facts be damned.

Sherrod, Obama, and the Strength of Roots

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

My introduction to virulent southern racism came in 1961 when I ventured to Albany, Georgia. It was then I met, and came to admire, a brave young civil rights worker named Charles Sherrod

Why the White House Really Rushed to Judgment on Sherrod

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Capitol Hill reporters relentlessly peppered White House press secretary Robert Gibbs with questions of why the White House rushed to judgment and dem...

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.