The news pace today is best reflected by the fact that my preferred aggregator is still at this moment featuring the ABC-WaPo poll showing that nothing’s changed lately. But here are some scraps I’ve salvaged:

* Hasn’t got much attention lately, but five more major corporations have stopped donations to ALEC after Trayvon Martin shooting, including Meg Whitman’s HP.

* Charlie Cook thinks Romney is dangerously conceding identification of his own self to the Obama campaign.

* New York Times‘ Trip Gabriel previews tomorrow’s Romney address to NAACP.

* TPM’s Sahil Kapur notes Joint Tax Committee finding that only 3.5% of small businesses would face higher rates under Obama proposal to return to Clinton-era rates for high earners.

* I’m in a bit of a Twitter War w/ Mickey Kaus over my description of Pat Caddell as a “concern troll.” If you are a tweeter, good time to follow me (@ed_kilgore) and WaMo (@washmonthly). If you’re not, consider it. Twitter won’t bite, and it’s inherently less self-revealing than Facebook.

And in non-political news:

* MLB All-Star game on tonight, from KC. I may watch, if only to catch up on my vast recent ignorance about the Summer Game’s current stars.


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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.