Summers Gone, Yet Again

I can’t believe this is back on the table: Politico is reporting that Larry Summers’ potential candidacy for Treasury secretary may have been kiboshed because of “an intense backlash from women’s groups.” Summers, you will recall, was forced to step down as head of Harvard three years ago because of a similar backlash from women’s groups, over a speech he gave in which he speculated as to the reasons why women continue to be vastly unrepresented as professors at the highest levels in the sciences and engineering.