Jun 12 2018

The Breakfast Club (Fool For A Master)

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 Ronald Reagan demands the tearing down of the Berlin Wall; Civil rights activist Medgar Evers killed; O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman murdered; Baseball Hall of Fame opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

Ben Jonson

Breakfast News

Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit

Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

APNewsBreak: US launches bid to find citizenship cheaters

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

Seattle poised to repeal new tax opposed by Amazon

Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

Italy’s new leaders get tough on migrants; Spain steps up

Germany orders Daimler to recall 238,000 diesel vehicles

Heavy fighting on Yemen’s west coast kills hundreds

Mexican groups seek ICC probe of drug war crimes by military

EU, IMF warn of US protectionism, back multilateral trade

Crucial test of Ebola vaccine raises hopes, doubts in Congo

Paris bistros seek UN status as ‘intangible cultural’ gems

Animal charities to open European circus elephant sanctuary

Breakfast Blogs

They’re Not Even Trying to Hide It Anymore Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“I Mean His Trump Organization Employees” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Democracy Against Capitalism: Introduction to New Series Ed Walker, emptywheel

Yes, he is an effing moron, why do you ask? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

You need an analyst, a psychoanalyst Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Loopholes in Public Corruption Laws Benefit Swamp Dwellers Barbara McQuade, Just Security

The Terrible Arguments Against the Constitutionality of the Mueller Investigation George Conway, Lawfare

The Supreme Court Against Voting Rights Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The bottomless depravity of the Trump administration and its enablers Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What Do You Think The Most Critical Point is About Our Shitshow of A Country? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Both Sides Do It: Bloody Bill Kristol is Not Your Friend driftglass, at his blog

FIGHTING F*** WITH F*** Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Net Neutrality Rules Die Today, But The Backlash Is Just Getting Started Karl Bode, Techdirt