In the wake of the latest American school shooting, the New York Daily News front page this morning declares "THIS IS US" over an image of a gun pointed directly at its readers.
Inside the paper, an op-ed by the paper's editorial board is headlined "All-American shame: As a nation, we do not care." It reads, in part:
Mourn though we do, mourn though we must, it is time to admit a painful fact: As a nation, we do not care. If we cared, we would make at least an honest effort to fight the corrosive culture of violence that infects so many of us. To attack mental illness as the scourge it is.