"Funding projects that might help Americans who haven’t even been born yet might be good policy, but it’s not going to get anyone elected. So instead of considering those projects rationally, leading Republicans now strip them of context and mock them for political gain; indeed, they’ve made doing so into a habit."
— Alex Koppelman on the House’s failure to deal with the Sandy relief bill, and the G.O.P.’s lack of foresight: http://nyr.kr/ZW3B55
A month ago today, Hurricane Sandy blew up the East Coast, leaving behind wreckage, from torn-up beaches to battered city streets. The photographers Peter van Agtmael, Adrian Fussell, and others captured the storm and its aftermath for The New Yorker. Click-through for a look back at what they saw: http://nyr.kr/U53AlF
How can New York prepare for the next Hurricane Sandy? If you’re in New York, come to this month’s Big Story event: On Monday, December 3rd, at 7 P.M., David Remnick will moderate a panel of experts, including Stony Brook University’s Malcolm Bowman, New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway, Columbia University’s Klaus Jacob, and the staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert. Tickets are free and will be available to the first hundred people to sign up, via this link: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bigstory
Rebecca Mead visits the Seward Park Cooperative in New York City’s Lower East Side after Hurricane Sandy:
In the absence of institutionalized solidarity, spontaneous coöperation prevailed…. despite the prospect of at least one more night without power, [the elderly residents found themselves] a little less in the dark.