Sure has been a lot of red meat in the morning news. Here are some side dishes:

* Romney dances away from idea of attack ads on Obama involving Jeremiah Wright. So, too, does Joe Ricketts.

* Very useful Times piece on what we now know–and don’t know–about Trayvon Martin killing focuses on police screwups.

* Perils of Twitter: low-level SC Democratic staffer calls Nikki Haley “Sikh Jesus” twice in tweets.

* E.J. Dionne notes Romney praising Clinton, not Bush.

* Schumer and Casey introduce “Ex-Patriot Act” in reaction to Eduardo Saverin’s tax-evading flight to Singapore.

And in non-political news:

* Donna Summer dies at 63. Chuck Brown dies at 75.

Back shortly with regular blogging.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.