New York

In light of this week’s storm, one big question post-Sandy is what could have been done to prevent the devastating damage to the city of New York, its infrastructure, and its economy? Monday morning quarterbacking, for sure, but it’s the question on everyone’s mind now. And for obvious reasons, that’s tough to answer. After all, what is the proper way to prepare for a once-in-a-century event? (Whether 100-year storms now happen every year is another, but related, discussion.) In comments after the storm, New York Gov.

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The split between the popular vote and the Electoral College isn't as simple as Ohio.

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What does FEMA do, exactly, in the aftermath of a hundred-year storm? And how can we tell whether it's working?

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Hurricane Sandy observed the borders of gentrification as scrupulously as Brooklyn residents do.

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The hidden downside of storm tweeting.

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It turns out the most risk-embracing New Yorkers are the dog owners, closely followed by the smokers, and then the amateur photographers.

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All day Monday I was the Nate Silver of natural disaster.

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It turns out the most risk-embracing New Yorkers are the dog owners, closely followed by the smokers, and then the amateur photographers.

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There's almost no legal precedent for how to deal with electoral fallout from a storm.

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 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home.

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