Speculation about Larry
I have no idea if any of this speculation is true. (The only way I would know is if Larry said something to me about it, and then I wouldn't be talking about it on my blog. But he hasn't, so I can.) What I do know is that it would be unfortunate for the country if Larry left. I am obviously not privy to internal discussions at the White House, but I bet that, more often than not, Larry is pushing policy in a more moderate and more sensible direction.
On the other hand, a loss for the nation could be a gain for ec 10 students. Before he left for the White House, Larry was a regular and popular guest lecturer. We would be delighted to have him back.