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.
Charles Davis is a writer and producer in Los Angeles whose work has aired on public radio and been published by outlets including Al Jazeera, The New Republic and Salon.