The Breakfast Club (Fight For Justice)

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) (or whenever we get around to it) 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

President Abraham Lincoln assassinated; Titanic strikes iceberg; First videotape demonstrated; Loretta Lynn born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.

Frank Serpico

Breakfast News

Judge deals a blow to Trump’s “sanctuary cities” order

Supreme Court case tests weight of old Native American treaties in 21st century

Deported veteran becomes US citizen after California pardon

Foraging bear spared by governor returns to town with 4 cubs

This is how we might find alien life on Enceladus

Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes

1,000 bodies of militant fighters buried in Mosul mass grave

Myanmar military put on UN blacklist for sexual violence

French riot police oust Sorbonne protesters; trains halt

Outrage in Sweden as 2 women pressured to leave Nobel group

Battle to save Africa’s elephants is gaining some ground

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Scooter Libby Pardon Is a Signal in More Ways Than One Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Libby Pardon: Trump’s Object Lesson in Presidential Firewalls emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Paul Ryan’s Farewell Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother — baby otter time digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Who Pays For Armed Teachers’ Gun Accidents? Spocko, Hullabaloo

Inopportunity knocks Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

“A Troubled Place”: Trump Doubles Down on Syria … While Also Giving Up On It Joshua Geltzer, Just Security

What to Make of Trump’s Pardon of Scooter Libby? Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Paul Ryan Is Not A Sellout Or Tragic Figure Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Charter School Lobby Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: …And a Doughy Pantload Shall Lead Them driftglass, at his blog


We Interrupt Today’s News With An Update From The Monkey Selfie Case Cathie Gellis, Techdirt

New Hampshire Court: First Amendment Says You Can Call A Patent Troll A Patent Troll Daniel Nazer, Techdirt