While many in the U.S. talk about returning to normal, a common refrain is emerging among California’s powerful political left wing and many liberal leaders across the country: Normal wasn’t working.
Housing for the homeless. Criminal justice reform. Addressing the digital divide in poor and rural areas. Pressed by the pandemic, California has plowed ahead on them all. “What often takes a year, now we need to do in months,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom.
It's crap like this that makes conservatives doubtful that there is an apolitical agenda to some of these shutdowns