Jun 08 2018

The Breakfast Club (Be Courageous)

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

Islam’s Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y. Yankees retire Mickey Mantle’s number.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.

Gabrielle Giffords

Breakfast News

Tests show toxic heavy metals near Wisconsin sand mine spill

Hundreds of residents ordered to evacuate as Colorado wildfire rages

New Jersey lawmakers OK, send to governor 6 new gun bills

Arkansas court hears case over medical marijuana permits

Iowa judge rules transgender women deserve surgery coverage

Florida officials told student diversion programs often work

Facebook says privacy-setting bug affected as many as 14M

New coastline emerges as Kilauea pumps more lava to the sea

NASA rover data shows Mars had the ingredients needed for life

At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109

Aid freeze, politics push Gaza’s people deeper into poverty

Afghan president announces holiday cease-fire with Taliban

Putin says Russian military not building long-term in Syria

Egypt repatriates stolen ancient artifacts from France

Scientists, animal activists: Don’t cull Romanian brown bear

Once-drab Warsaw changed by wealth into booming modern city

Breakfast Blogs

This Is What 40 Years of Conservative Intellectual Ferment Looks Like Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Smoking Craters Where Trump Deal Brokers Used to Be emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Oh heck, you mean people are actually concerned about Trump after all? digby aka Heather Digby Partton, Hullabaloo

Some Good, In Fact Wonderful, News tristero, Hullabaloo

Foundation and Trumpire Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Far from “Thin,” Evidence of Manafort’s Witness Tampering Likely Meets Necessary Standard Alex Whiting and Renato Mariotti, Just Security

The Racially Egalitarian American Meritocracy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

No Victory in Europe Melissa Byrnes, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 246 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Three Generations of Beltway Inbreeding Are Enough driftglass, at his blog