Lunch Buffet

Believe it or not, there’s talk of rain today and tomorrow for the central coast of California. The age of miracles is not over.

Here are some still-bone-dry midday news/views snacks:

* Russian airstrikes begin in Syria.

* Despite pleas from Pope Francis and many others, the good righteous Christians running the State of Georgia execute Kelly Renee Gissendaner.

* Jeb Bush apparently thinks Seminole tribal blessing for FSU makes all racist team names okay.

* New Winthrop poll shows plurality of SC Republicans wish Confederate Battle Flag still flying on Statehouse grounds.

* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman notes that controversy over HRC’s position on the Cadillac Health Plan Tax a reminder that only two GOP candidates have any real health proposal.

And in non-political news:

* Oakland A’s hire first female coach (a “guest instructor”) in MLB history.

As we break for lunch, here’s T. Rex with “Telegram Sam,” performed at Wembley Stadium in 1972.

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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.