In South Dakota, a conservative pastor and an openly gay former Obama campaign staffer have teamed up to battle an exploitative industry.
It's all a matter of how the issue is framed and what values activists appeal to.
Political philosophy isn't what keeps Republican-leaning comics from succeeding—it's corporate hurdles, cultural forces, and the demographics of show business.
As Obamacare struggles, progressives hope a bold experiment could offer a better model. But first, it has to work.