The Breakfast Club (Progress)

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 10:00am (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

Iran-Contra scandal begins to unfold; Chile’s Salvador Allende takes office; Carol Moseley-Braun is first black woman elected to U.S. Senate; Former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura elected Minnesota governor. (

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.

Shirley Chisholm

Breakfast News

Most media outlets claim 70 percent of Puerto Rico is without power — but that statistic is flawed

U.S. Navy orders back-to-basics reforms after deadly collisions

New York to send 350 utility workers to Puerto Rico: Cuomo

California’s marijuana industry gets its first insurer

At long last, ground broken for Eisenhower memorial in Washington

Spanish judge orders Catalan leaders to be held in custody pending trial

Iraqi forces capture Akkas gas field from Islamic State: minister

Canada to take in migrants at ‘gradual’ pace amid integration concerns

Serbian foreign minister rejects U.S. call to choose between Russia and the West

Breakfast Blogs

Oklahoma Just Repealed a Law That Outlawed the Seduction of ‘Unmarried Females’ Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley Has Spent the Week Cowering from His Party’s Legal Problems emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

That Wide Group Guilt, Again Echidne, at her blog

So, is Trump’s justice department part of Hillary’s scam to excuse her election loss too? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What, me worry? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Epistemic Closure Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

We Don’t Need No Education driftglass, at his blog


FCC Boss Demolishes Media Ownership Rules In Massive Gift To Sinclair Broadcasting Karl Bode, Techdirt