In playing basketball, I learned that if my team took a thrashing, and we did on more than one occasion, a post game breakdown of the game was fruitful if we began – not with the bad calls of the referees – but with our performance. What we did wrong, what assignments were missed, what was flawed in our game plan, and what adjustments in the lineup and game plan were in order if we hoped to win the next time that we took the court. Such a practice served us well. And I would argue would serve progressive and left political activists well too in moments of defeat of which we have had our share.