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You go, then I'll go

I don't know how many of you watched Jon Stewart's rally today (it was streamed live on ComedyCentral.com), but it was a pretty incredible event. There were probably 200,000 people there, all with a very basic, very positive message - let's put aside the partisan crap and try to work together. Let's stop screaming and start listening. "If we amplify everything, we hear nothing," as Stewart put it. It's tough to put aside cynicism and let a message like that penetrate, but I think Stewart's rally might just do that for a lot of people. It is certainly making me think.

I've been guilty, probably more so than many people, of espousing a radicalism that has not always been positive and productive. In the spirit of civility, I'd like to apologize to anyone I've offended or alienated with any of my hardline Marxist bluster. I've begun to realize, and Jon Stewart's rally really helped put this into perspective, that the things we a…