The United States is unable to adapt to the new normal -- as represented by the awesome image of seawater pouring into the foundation site for the new World Trade Tower building in Manhattan -- because the power of corporations overwhelms reasonable debate. "Corporations are people", Mitt Romney declared during the GOP primary as though amazed anyone could think differently. It is certainly what a majority of US Supreme Court justices believe; a majority appointed by Republican presidents.
This is what the election comes down to. Democratic governor of New York Andrew Cuomo was televised on nightly news last night, speculating that it was time "to do something", because 100 year flood events have now become two year flood events. But no one is doing anything because our politics are hostage to right wing extremists. According to the GOP extremists, it is every man, woman, and child for themselves.
How will you vote?