A number of smaller news items worthy of note this morning:
- For those who've been trying to forget, the next SEPTA talk deadline is Wednesday. The two sides have had months now to look over proposals on the deadlocked health coverage issue, but so far "congenial meetings" aren't reporting substantive progress. Let's hope they agree on another extension, at least.
- A Sunday Inquirer article points out a surprising split among Jewish Democrats, with many supporting Santorum because of his visible stance on Israel. This seems to be the only thing that right-wing evangelicals and any Jewish liberals have in common, but it can be a definining issue for some, and Casey appears to be courting their vote as well with planned trips to the Holy Land.
- John Baer does a spoof of Deep Throat, using it to raise the most cynical possible motives for recent actions by Ed Rendell (among others). Both amusing and dispiriting.