Front page of the Times informs us that Lawrence Summers, President Obama's top economic advisor, is leaving the administration at the end of the year. He'll be going back to Harvard. I, for one, have no idea whether this is a good or bad thing. I just hope his replacement can talk the president into more and better stimulus/job creation efforts.
Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the country, Placido Domingo, the world's most multitasking tenor/baritone/conductor/general director, has signed on for another term as general director of LA Opera. Considering their financial situation - losing $6 million on the Freyer Ring, the $14 million bond issue they floated on an emergency basis - I would think they'd want a full-time general director. One waits to see whether Washington National Opera also re-hires him.