By Nancy Wilson and Yvette Flunder

Natural disasters can bring out people’s best. As Hurricane Sandy roared across the Northeast, people joined together to pile sandbags; they reached out to neighbors who needed a dry place; they risked life and limb to save strangers from a watery grave. Would that all neighbors be treated with such respect in political storms as well.

As the political storm season comes to a climax, there are unnatural disasters that speak of the human capacity to harm each other.

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