Hurricane Sandy

Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box
Following Superstorm Sandy, donors gave $312 million to the American Red Cross. How did the aid organization spend that money? A year and a half after the storm, it's surprisingly difficult to get a detailed answer.
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Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger
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NJ Governor's Office Quietly Fires Yet Another Sandy Recovery Contractor

NJ Governor's Office Quietly Fires Yet Another Sandy Recovery Contractor
A much-criticized New Jersey program for Hurricane Sandy victims has lost its contractor. Governor Chris Christie's office secretly terminated the contract over the weekend, 15 months early. What did they find?
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Christie Administration Ignores Climate Change in NJ's Post-Sandy Rebuild

Christie Administration Ignores Climate Change in NJ's Post-Sandy Rebuild
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a series of aggressive rebuilding initiatives to protect New Yorkers from future climate-related threats. But less than a mile away in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River, political leaders reacted in a much different way.
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Chris Christie's 'Stronger than the Storm' Campaign Fails to Deliver

Chris Christie's 'Stronger than the Storm' Campaign Fails to Deliver
As of Sunday, your drive to work or enjoyment of "The View" will no longer be marred by those annoyingly catchy "Strong than the Storm" ads. 

But with a gubernatorial campaign being increasingly waged on Christie's response to the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it will be months before New Jerseyans are completely free of the entanglements of that anger-inducing jingle. 


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Mitt Romney: Hurricane Sandy Was Really Unfair to Me!

Mitt Romney: Hurricane Sandy Was Really Unfair to Me!
Mitt Romney is back in the public eye, baby! He recently made the rounds to talk about a number of things, such as how Hurricane Sandy was really unfair to him. His blame-game might be the most un-Presidential moment from the most un-Presidential Presidential candidate in modern history.
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What They're Not Telling You About the 'Jersey Shore Comeback'

What They're Not Telling You About the 'Jersey Shore Comeback'
Ever since breaking the cardinal rule of Republicans, by working with President Blackenstein following Hurricane Sandy and continuing to work with Obama, including bromancing the president at the reopening of the Asbury Park Boardwalk last Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has essentially waged his entire reelection and presidential aspirations on Sandy.
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Christie Needs More Proof in His Climate Change Pudding

Christie Needs More Proof in His Climate Change Pudding
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called climate change an “esoteric theory” when asked about the rising sea levels that 99-percent of scientists believe contributed to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. It's not the first time Christie has ignored the other 99-percent of something.
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Climate Change Shifts Small Towns to the Frontlines

Climate Change Shifts Small Towns to the Frontlines
Nobody in Breezy Point, Queens, a working-class neighborhood largely populated by NYC police and firefighters, had every thought of themselves as the “frontline” of the climate fight, for good reason: they weren't. But Hurricane Sandy flooded their neighborhood, and an electrical fire burned down their homes as they watched, unable to do anything to stop it.
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Attention Democrats: Chris Christie Isn’t Your New Best Friend

Attention Democrats: Chris Christie Isn’t Your New Best Friend
Just because Christie criticized the most unproductive and unpopular House of Representatives in the history of the U.S. Congress doesn’t make him particularly brave, and it certainly doesn’t mitigate his more conservative policy positions.
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Christie Hiding Behind the Fleece Coat

Christie Hiding Behind the Fleece Coat
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State speech can be summed up in one statement: A noun, a verb, and Hurricane Sandy.
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Bill Orr
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