Some leading Democrats seem to have a love-hate relationship with the left. Clearly, the left matters. Why, then, is it so difficult for progressives to get a seat at the table?
Ashley Diamond's story starkly illustrates the challenges facing trans women behind bars - from frequent sexual assaults to the denial of hormones.
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