American Exceptionalism in One Heartbreaking, Grotesque Tweet
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An anecdote told by California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a press conference on the mass shooting in Half Moon Bay—the second such appearance he made in two days, following another deadly shooting in Monterey Park—encapsulated the United States' twin crises of economic injustice and rampant gun violence,

‘I can’t afford to spend any more time here, I don’t have the money’, says the man whose leg was shattered by the gunfire. The man’s mother and son are “worried he’s going to lose his job at a warehouse the next day unless he can go back to work.”

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