"Serious people are coming back to power"
Fred Kaplan reviews some of the people on the Obama national security transition team:
Looking over the list of top players on President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, one gets the sense that serious people are coming back to power. On the national-security team in particular, they're professional, thoughtful, cognizant of the world's complexities, engaged with cutting-edge ideas but not dogmatic about them. This may not sound exciting, but those who think it doesn't constitute "change" haven't paid enough attention to these last eight years of Jacobin zeal and blundering.
He goes onto briefly discuss a few of people including Sarah Sewall, Michèle Flournoy, Wendy Sherman, Rand Beers, Clark Kent Ervin and Judith "Jami" Miscik.