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Jun 20 2017

The Breakfast Club (Last Day Of Spring)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

Lizzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; Britain’s Queen Victoria begins rule; Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam War-era draft case; ‘Jaws’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.

Raymond Duncan

Breakfast News

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

US Supreme Court to hear major Wisconsin case on electoral maps

Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling

Colorado could soon ban kids from buying smartphones

Reservoir water weight blamed for Arkansas earthquake swarm

And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

Central African Republic, armed groups sign deal in Rome

Argentina grassroots movement fights violence against women

France’s Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win

Confirmation of Serbia’s first gay premier thrown into doubt

Breakfast Blogs

Gaze in Awe at What Mitch McConnell Hath Wrought Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

In 2010, the Government Tried to Use Section 702 against US Persons emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Jay Sekulow’s bizarre debut: Donald Trump picked a lawyer he saw on Fox News and it isn’t going well Heather Digby Parton, Salon

How to Build an Autocracy David Frum, The Atlantic (h/t digby)

The mad king is not amused Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

2020 and the Democratic Message Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Guardians of the Fallacy driftglass, at his blog

TRUMP IS FLOPPING, BUT THERE’S STILL A BIG OPENING IN AMERICA FOR WHITE NATIONALISM — OR FDR LIBERALISM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

GOP Data Firm Left The Personal Data Of 198 Million American Voters On Openly-Accessible Amazon Server Karl Bode, Techdirt