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.
Gar Alperovitz is the co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and the author, most recently, of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution (Chelsea Green, May Day 2013).