Jun 01 2018

The Breakfast Club (Walk The Moon)

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

The Beatles release their ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album; Actress Marilyn Monroe born; CNN hits the airwaves; Mormon leader Brigham Young born; Blind and deaf author and activist Helen Keller dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Breakfast News

Complaint targets separation of immigrant families at border

Puerto Rico grid ‘teetering’ despite $3.8 billion repair job

Oregon looks into price gouging as city faces tainted water

Lawsuit says Kansas district violated students’ free speech

Vegas casinos face threat of 1st worker strike in 3 decades

Gridlock over: Virginia lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion

Alberto rains turn creek into raging river; cars swept away

Realty sign lost during Superstorm Sandy ends up in France

Socialist chief Pedro Sanchez set to become Spain’s Prime Minister

Kiev court orders detention of suspect in plot to murder Russian journalist

Italy’s anti-establishment leaders revive governing coalition

Brexit secretary plans to give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status: The Sun

Romania and Lithuania knowingly hosted secret CIA jails, European court rules

New Zealand push on clean power comes with high political, economic risks

Danish parliament bans the wearing of face veils in public

Breakfast Blogs

Democrats Know the Country’s Problems Didn’t Begin—and Won’t End—With Trump Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Government Refuses to Name FBI Agent Accused of Deceit in MalwareTech Case emptywheel aka Narcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Today’s Trumpery Echidne, at her blog

Obama on the morning after digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Another Letter to the NY Times tristero, Hullabaloo

The Dread Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Might Be Surprised to Learn: Justice “Spy” Tactics Used on Dem Politicians Too Liam Brennan, Just Security

The Executive Branch’s Extraordinarily Broad View of the Presidential Pardon Power Maddie McMahon and Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare

The Mussolini Kabuki Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Both Sides Do It: Bloody Bill Kristol driftglass, at his blog