Not a slow news day Thursday, 05 September 2019 12:55:40 CDT David-Braverman General, Politics, Travel, Weather, Work (0) Let's see, where to begin? The UK House of Lords today agreed to progress the Benn Bill, clearing the way for it to go to the Queen as early as Monday. Boris Johnson's brother resigned from Parliament citing a conflict between family and country. Yascha Mounk calls Johnson's prorogation of Parliament "the most dangerous assault on Britain's institutions in living memory." Political scientist Will Jennings tries to find the Brexit option most palatable to the "median voter." Sterling rose to a 3-week high, $1.2319, as traders breathed a sigh of relief that Brexit may be delayed. In the same magazine, James Fallows points out that the Fall of Rome "wasn't that bad." A Federal employee has come forward with "credible allegations" of misconduct in the annual, legally-mandated federal tax audits of the President and Vice President. Bruce Schneier calls out a company called Crown Sterling for being "complete and utter snake oil." Finally, RawStory has a collection of responses to the President's Sharpie-altered weather map. (This is not, however, the first time the Administration has tried to make one of its Dear Leader's errors be true.) Enjoy.