It’s a shame that the New York Times wastes newsprint to tell us about the food offered by candidates for the chairmanship of the Democratic party instead of their agendas. In fact, there was only this morsel of news.

[The other candidates] are struggling, with some frustration, in the shadow of Dr. Dean, who welcomed them to New York by rolling out a significant endorsement: Harold Ickes, a longtime Democratic activist who is a face of the establishment Democratic Party and is close to the Clintons.