The Transition Archives

Perhaps in response to the Rick Warren kerfuffle, Obama has asked Gene Robinson, the bishop of New Hampshire,  to give a prayer at an inaugural event. Bishop Robinson advised Mr. Obama on gay rights issues during the campaign. He is the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, and his consecration in 2003 set Read More

The Pac-Man Christmas Tree in Barcelona. An ‘Unimpeachable Choice’. Obama picks Eric Shinseki to head up Veteran Affairs, and as seems to be the narrative with many of his choices so far, it’s received simultaneous praise for its pragmatism and its symbolism. Shinseki is a wounded combat veteran and the first Asian-American to become a Read More