The Best Wing

Our picks for the next Cabinet and other key Washington posts


| November/December 2000


Secretary of State
Noam Chomsky

As the best-informed and most insistent critic of U.S. foreign policy over four decades, this MIT professor is the clear choice to foster a new relationship with the rest of the world.

Secretary of Defense
Ron Dellums

A 17-year veteran of the House Armed Services Com-mittee, this former Bay Area congressman knows what's wrong--and what's right--with America's military.

United Nations Ambassador:
Jesse Jackson Sr.

Our most consistent voice for justice and human dignity, he's proven his diplomatic skills everywhere from Chicago ghettos to Balkan battle zones.

National Security Advisor
Hazel Henderson

A longtime advocate of sustainable development in Southern nations, she knows that true security comes from environmental protection, global understanding, and a more equitable distribution of the world's wealth.

Attorney General
Ralph Nader

Thanks to his legal expertise, America is a safer, greener, fairer place. Imagine what he might do for us with the resources of the Justice Department behind him. (In the happy event Nader is elected president, the post should go to Joel Rogers of the University of Wisconsin Law School or to Andrew Kimbrell of the International Center for Technology Assessment.)

Secretary of the Treasury
Amy Domini

Founder of one of the first and best-performing socially responsible investment funds, she knows that a truly 'good' economy depends on more than the Dow Jones average.

White House Council of Economic Advisors Chair
Herman Daly

Research scholar at the University of Maryland and former economist at the World Bank, he argues that economic growth along current lines is not in the best interest of either the environment or the average person.