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-          If I'm right that this crisis represents as serious a threat to America's traditional values as was the fight against fascism abroad in World War II, for which so many sacrificed so much, we should ask ourselves what effort we as citizens today should be prepared to make to meet the present challenge.

-          The theme "Let's Talk About THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM!" provides the key to forming a social movement for that purpose--for that theme is at once a call to battle, the weapon of choice, and a strategy to bring pressure to bear on the core of American power.

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Andy Schmookler, an award-winning author, political commentator, radio talk-show host, and teacher, was the Democratic nominee for Congress from Virginia's 6th District. He is the author of various books including The Parable of the Tribes: The (more...)
 

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that the elephant is strictly republican. Have yo... by Rob Kall on Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 8:15:04 PM
The connection is the point I make --in the longer... by Andrew Schmookler on Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 8:30:33 PM
Elephant in room: You can't win, there are very fe... by Dale Snyder on Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 8:46:15 PM
When bipolars are manic, they BELIEVE they are all... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:57:13 AM
Bob, with all due respect, WTF was that?The seemin... by Dale Snyder on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:11:42 PM
One good thing Ken do you notice that many of the ... by Jack Heart on Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 10:36:44 PM
... you glossed over it.The elephant in the room i... by PCM on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 9:54:21 AM
I would describe the Elephant as "the Republican P... by Andrew Schmookler on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:27:30 AM
You speak of not looking at just one part of the p... by arlen custer on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:28:23 PM
I believe I am pretty well aware of the threads of... by Andrew Schmookler on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:40:37 PM
Clearly things are coming to a head. The end resul... by arlen custer on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 4:59:55 PM
"If you believe we can work through this system to... by Andrew Schmookler on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 6:52:23 PM
To be sure the constitution has some good and valu... by arlen custer on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 8:15:05 PM
"These and many many more are ideas that have been... by Andrew Schmookler on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 9:15:48 PM
I contend that capitalism has been around for thou... by arlen custer on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 9:01:24 AM
"The ideas and phylosophy of gaining over others i... by Andrew Schmookler on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 9:18:14 AM
you all live in isn't it. I guess that a child sta... by arlen custer on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:12:12 AM
You say that we used to be deeper into fascism, ba... by Andrew Schmookler on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 6:58:32 PM
only gave in as much as it needed to in order to a... by arlen custer on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 8:36:52 PM
The Civil Rights Acts and Voting Rights Act were a... by PCM on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:07:37 PM
PCM is quite right: there have been times when th... by Andrew Schmookler on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:30:16 PM
I agree, people who believe that this era of polit... by Dale Snyder on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:59:55 PM
The Tea Partiers live in a world in which Barack O... by Andrew Schmookler on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 2:06:13 PM
"The Tea Partiers live in a world in which Barack ... by Dale Snyder on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 3:50:08 PM
I realize that it is challenging, trying to conver... by Andrew Schmookler on Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 4:13:47 PM
Andrew I apologize for the disparagement. I should... by Dale Snyder on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:16:07 AM
Your characterization of my position seems fundame... by Andrew Schmookler on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:58:51 AM
You said "You think I seek to divide people. On th... by Dale Snyder on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 2:18:37 PM
You said "Second, you think that I blame it all on... by Dale Snyder on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 2:22:30 PM
"If this isn't dividing and alienating people, I d... by Andrew Schmookler on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 3:09:34 PM
Andrew you are backtracking BIG TIMEYou say in you... by Dale Snyder on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:34:57 PM
"However you are plain and simply out of your mind... by Andrew Schmookler on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 10:35:05 PM
' We rely on users to police themselves, and flag ... by Katrin R. on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 12:24:17 PM
I thought it was a comment to Andy's article, a p... by Katrin R. on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 9:16:38 PM