A requiem for Florida, the paradise that should never have been. Florida residents want to know why Trump isn’t opening his resorts to hurricane victims. Builders fought against making cranes safer in hurricane-prone Miami — now two have fallen. Trump wanted to kill this Obama rule — then came the hurricanes. Christine Todd Whitman on how not to run the E.P.A. Emily Atkin on how America has a toxic waste hurricane problem. FEMA is almost out of emergency funds. We have no system to deal with escalating climate damages — it’s time to build one. Eric Levitz on how Harvey and Irma will impact our economy. The Republicans aren’t just losing — big government is winning.

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