Tales from the Trail

Shirley Sherrod says she will sue the blogger

July 29, 2010

Shirley Sherrod says she will sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart who posted an edited video that led to her forced resignation from the Agriculture Department over racism allegations.

Mixing it up: Race, Tea Party, NAACP, Palin

July 14, 2010

The NAACP’s resolution calling on leaders of the Tea Party movement to repudiate “racist elements” within its ranks has set off a political firestorm. The civil rights group illustrated its accusations with photographs taken at rallies that show supporters carrying controversial signs criticizing President Barack Obama.

from Environment Forum:

The Case Of The Forged Letters – a cap-and-trade mystery

July 31, 2009


A half-dozen fake letters, signed by people who don't seem to exist and who work at made-up jobs, are causing a bit of buzz in the environmental world -- mostly because the letters urged a Virginia congressman to vote against a cap-and-trade system to curb climate change.

Row over race hits climate change debate

July 16, 2009

The battle over climate change in the U.S. Senate spilled into another contentious arena of U.S. politics on Thursday: race relations.