Major political factions are locked in battle, metaphorically at least, over historic efforts to reform health care and energy policy; our president is laying the foundations for a subtle and sophisticated foreign policy, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch runs a thinly disguised advertisement for Purina cat-food “appetizers” smack dab on-top and in-the-middle of its front page! Do they get a payoff from Purina for doing this? Or are they now so thinly staffed that they can’t fill the already very depleted pages of the Monday paper?