“There’s a numbness I imagine some of us are feeling, because there’s a sameness to this. Anywhere, USA. It just feels like this happens over and over and over again. Rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat. It begs the damn question: What the hell is going on in the United States of America?”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, after a mass shooting at a rail yard in San José
The attack – which took 10 lives, including the gunman – is the 232nd mass shooting in the U.S. this year.
The person formerly known as “Bruce” Jenner
“As the home to Hollywood, California has been comfortable electing movie stars since well before Trump came along, of course. Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger both served as the state’s governor. Other stars like Sonny Bono and Clint Eastwood also have held public office. But even given that history, Jenner’s bid may strike many as the ultimate example of celebrity entitlement, a vanity project that uses the political spotlight to stay relevant — or at least, in the news.”
Neil J. Young, about reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner announcing her bid for governor of California, in an essay in The Week
Young added, “Caitlyn Jenner has no chance.” California conservatives have launched a movement to recall Gov. Gavin Newsome.