“Mr. Blinken grew up in New York and in Paris, graduating from Harvard and Columbia Law School. The son of an ambassador to Hungary during the Clinton administration and the stepson of a Holocaust survivor, Mr. Blinken has often spoken of the moral example the United States sets for the rest of the world.” NYT: Biden Chooses Antony Blinken, Defender of Global Alliances, as Secretary of State. “He will be the first secretary of state in modern times to be raising toddlers while serving in office.” (That experience should help him during the transition.)

+ Blinken also has a band. Vice reviews his music. (Might I suggest opening with a cover of We Didn’t Start the Fire…)

+ Biden picks John Kerry to lead the administration’s efforts when it comes to climate change. (In a nice change of pace, the Biden administration will be opposed to climate change.)