No more Obama "dream team"

The nomination of Sally Jewell of REI to lead the Department of the Interior yesterday was probably the least controversial of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet picks–and that’s saying something. While he loaded up on experts and egos in his first term, most of the most talented Obama veterans have left already–and few of the Democratic Party’s true stars seem to be eager to make themselves available. It’s possible that the Clinton alums are waiting for 2016, but that is only a partial explanation for the dearth of willing and available talent.