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Shirley Sherrod

Is Shirley Sherrod the Rosa Parks of Our Time?

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

The "teachable moment" of Shirley Sherrod is that she, like Rosa Parks has used her quiet strength and grace on national television to win over a nation.

The Trouble With Shirley: Race, Power and the Cow in the Room

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

In our efforts to move past race, we have run right smack into it. There is no doubt about it. Rather than moving us toward a post-racial society, it has made us hyper vigilant of how race and power intersect in American society.

Olbermann Blasts Fox News Over Sherrod, Begs Obama To Stop Enabling Them

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann suspended his vacation Wednesday night to return to "Countdown" with a Special Comment on the Shirley Sherrod scandal. Olbermann bl...

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.

Obama Expresses Regret To Shirley Sherrod After Firing Controversy

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Flooded with apologies from everywhere, Shirley Sherrod got the biggest "I'm sorry" of all Thursday – from a contrite Preside...

Bill O'Reilly Apologizes To Shirley Sherrod, Opens New Line Of Attack

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bill O'Reilly apologized to Shirley Sherrod for taking her comments out of context Wednesday night on "The O'Reilly Factor." O'Reilly, who Monday n...

USDA Offers Sherrod Authority Over Farmville

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

With Facebook now claiming over half a billion members worldwide, Ms. Sherrod's new job will mean that she is responsible for approximately 2.3 trillion imaginary sheep.

Why Does Fox News Have More Power Than Any Progressive in the Country?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Is there anyone Obama won't fire or throw under the bus if Fox asks him to? What if they ask Obama to fire himself? Would he do it? Or would he just fire Biden and say he met them halfway?

If It's Okay, I Prefer Assistant: Sherrod's Unique Position (VIDEO)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Karen Dalton-Beninato

This is how I picture Sherrod accepting the unique position offered by the Agriculture Department yesterday.

Note to Sherrod: Kick the Tires of Vilsack's Offer of "Unique Opportunity"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

When you hear the words "unique opportunity" as a qualifier before a government job, then be sure you can and should demand "your own budget."

The Story Behind the 1965 Killing of Sherrod's Dad

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

Forty-five years ago, Hosie Miller was shot to death -- in the back, no less -- by a white farmer in what his daughter now describes as ostensibly a dispute over a few cows.

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?

Tom Vilsack: Shirley Sherrod Has 'Been Put Through Hell,' Deserves New Job

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK and BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House did a sudden about-face Wednesday and begged for forgiveness from the black Agriculture Department employee whose o...

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...

Shirley Sherrod, a Family Farmer's Friend

Willie Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Willie Nelson

The real story of Shirley Sherrod deserved to be told a long time ago. She has had an amazing impact on the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of families and communities throughout the South.

Weak Knees

Paul Hodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Hodes

I'm sick and tired of Democrats getting weak knees every time the right-wing media flexes their muscles. The firing of Shirley Sherrod is the latest example.

Is Fox News the Government's Daddy?

Warren Ballentine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Ballentine

I once heard a great man say, "I am not going to be perfect I am going to make mistakes but I promise you when I do make a mistake I will do my best to fix it." Well Mr. President do the right thing here and fix it.

Sam Stein

White House Apologizes To Shirley Sherrod

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration formally apologized on Wednesday to Shirley Sherrod, the USDA official abruptly fired earlier this week for comments taken ou...

Shirley Sherrod and All Workers Deserve To Have Their Voices Protected

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

All across the nation, people are watching the case of Shirley Sherrod, who was asked to resign as Georgia state director for rural development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of an edited video clip.

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.

Jason Linkins

Sherrod Scandal: Washington Post Finds It Impossible To Form Any Conclusions On The Incident

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Shirley Sherrod affair is one of those stories that has absolutely no ambiguity to it. Alex Pareene basically captures what happened in the subhed...

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."

Secretary Vilsack: Re-Hire Shirley Sherrod

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Here is an opportunity for all of us. Shirley Sherrod should be reinstated. We can all learn a lesson in humility. We can all learn something about forgiveness and grace from this story.