November 20, 2008
"Agents of Change or Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons? A Discussion aboutBarack Obama’s Advisers and Transition Team"
[ As speculations abound over who President-elect Barack Obama will name to key cabinet positions, we look at some of the central figures advising Obama, many of whom are leading candidates for posts in the nextadministration. We speak with Jeremy Scahill, author of the new piece “ThisIs Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama’s WhiteHouse,” and David Corn, author of “The Agents of Change on Obama’sTransition Team.” ]
And, in The Nation
[ "Past and Future"
Comment By William Greider
November 24, 2008
A year ago, when Barack Obama said it was time to turn the page, hiscampaign declaration seemed to promise a fresh start for Washington. I, forone, failed to foresee Obama would turn the page backward. Thepresident-elect's lineup for key governing positions has opted forcontinuity, not change. Virtually all of his leading appointments arerestoring the Clinton presidency, only without Mr. Bill. In some importantways, Obama's selections seem designed to sustain the failing policies ofGeorge W. Bush. ]