Jun 21 2018

The Breakfast Club (Universal Standard)

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

Three civil rights workers disappear in Mississippi; John Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity for shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others; Britain’s Prince William born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.

Shirin Ebadi

Breakfast News

People donate millions to help separated families

Mayor learns more than 200 separated migrant children in NYC

Atlanta mayor stops immigration cooperation over separations

Immigration courts packed with cases of kids crossing border

At least 3 tender age shelters set up for child migrants

Airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

Judge tells US: Stop meddling with detained Iraqi nationals

Judge disputes California aimed to hinder border enforcement

West Virginia Supreme Court justice indicted

Maine AG wins in biggest test of ranked-choice voting in US

Heavy rains bring floods to areas of Texas hit by Harvey

Despite the odds, Turkey’s opposition mounts tough challenge

India takes direct control in Kashmir after alliance ends

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

Wisconsin game warden helps cub escape basement with ladder

Breakfast Blogs

This Is a Fight Over What It Means to Be an American Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Two Details about DOJ IG’s Leak Investigations, Plural, Including the One into Rudy Giuliani’s Sources emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Angry Mom: I See Dead Children Rayne, emptywheel

Womp, Womp Echidne, at her blog

An apostate takes the big step digby ala Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Speechless tristero, Hullabaloo

A look in the mirror Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Self-Pardons: The President Can’t Pardon Himself, So Why Do People Think He Can? Philip Bobbitt, Lawfare

Racist People (Putting Out Fire) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Shaming the enablers of fascism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

S.E. Cupp Cannot Imagine a World Without National Socialism driftglass, at his blog


Warner Bros. Turns Harry Potter Fan Events Into Events For The Franchise That Must Not Be Named Timothy Geigner, Techdirt