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.
Lisa Gilbert is the Deputy Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch. She blogs at www.citizenvox.org and you can follow her on Twitter @Lisa_PubCitizen.