| by Gordon Lubold, Damian Paletta, and Ben Kesling

Cal Mackenzie, Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of Government, emeritus, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story about concerns over Donald Trump’s choice of generals for top posts in his administration. “Just categorizing them as generals is a disservice to them,” said Mackenzie, who has studied presidential transitions. More striking, perhaps, is the unfamiliarity Trump has with his cabinet members, the Dec. 7 story reports. “One of the things that’s unique to this administration is it’s filled with people who are strangers to Donald Trump,” Mackenzie said.