First big primary of the year last night had me watching returns online while eating BBQ, though not North Carolina-style BBQ. We work with what we’ve got.

Here are some midday noshes, with some leftover BBQ sauce:

* Still no concession from Keith Crisco to Clay Aiken in NC-02 Democratic runoff. Official tally has Akin up by 369 votes.

* At the Prospect, Harold Meyerson describes $15 minimum wage set in Seattle as template for future of collective bargaining.

* The Atlantic‘s Emma Green reports on the rapid drop in the percentage of U.S. Latinos identifying themselves as Catholics.

* Vox‘s Brad Plumer supplements National Climate Assessments with maps showing current effects.

* AP has an update on ethics probe of Rick Perry.

And in non-political news:

* Real-life model for movie “Bernie” obtains early release from prison.

As we break for lunch, here’s the Stones performing “Gimme Shelter” in St. Louis in 1997.

Ed Kilgore

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.