Does the “longest day of the year” require an extra-long lunch break? Makes sense to me. Whether or not your boss agrees, here are some side dishes for your repast:

* Wesley Clark to host, Todd Palin to participate in, new military-oriented reality show called “Stars Earn Stripes.” Sign of the impending Apocalypse?

* New Bloomberg survey conducted by Selzer & Co. shows Obama with 53-40 lead. A likely outlier, but no more so than your average Ras poll.

* Keiran Healy of Crooked Timber pens hilarious Declaration parody on behalf of UVa board of visitors.

* Arizona SecState relapses, gabs about Obama conspiracy to cover up college records.

* Ron Paul refuses to endorse Romney, demands real debate at convention. Don’t hold your breath, Ron.

And in non-political news:

* Kristen Stewart tops Forbes’ “highest-paid actress” list; Cameron Diaz second.

Back very shortly to 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.