Do visit Counterpunch and see the rest of their work. A good place to start is Those Patriotic Magnets by Richard Joseph.
Here's the Goff letter (emphasis added, and edited slightly for space).
To Goff's list of plainspoken fighters I would add John Conyers, Louise Slaughter, and Barbara Boxer, but I can't think of many others. Dean, but he's been muted. What's interesting about Dean is that while his positions were square in the center of the Democratic party, he was mistaken for a raving leftist simply because he did fight. No one was familiar, it seemed, with the concept of a fighting moderate.
Which is exactly what I hope to be.