RE “A safe distance from Occupy: Warren claimed to have influenced the movement, then backed off’’ (Op-ed, Dec. 18): Our country is in big trouble, and it’s not the kind of trouble that’s going to be fixed by trading Democrat Elizabeth Warren for Republican Senator Scott Brown. Winning the political game isn’t going to do it. The beliefs and minds of a lot of people are going to have to be changed, and that’s going to require someone willing to shout out the unvarnished, untriangulated truth, no matter what. I had hoped that Warren might be that fearless truth-teller. I’m afraid that my hopes, like those of columnist Joan Vennochi, are fading fast.