Amy Davidson for The New Yorker:
Treating Sandy as an event separate not only from politics generally but from the politics of this particular campaign would be a profound mistake.
I know, it feels ghoulish to talk politics in Sandy’s wake, but we don’t really have a choice. The fact is that our nation’s preparedness for disaster, including preventative measures like stemming global warming, comes down to who is in charge in Washington. A storm like Sandy helps bring all of that into sharp focus.