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.
Joel Handley is a contributor to the Occupied Chicago Tribune, a paper that reports on the Occupy movement. Check out his coverage at occupiedchicagotribune.org.