Jun 23 2018

The Breakfast Club (To Be Human)

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

A key moment in the Watergate scandal; Adolf Hitler visits Paris after France falls to Nazi Germany; The typewriter gets a patent; Polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk and TV producer Aaron Spelling die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.

Alan Turing

Breakfast News

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain

Arizona’s prisons boss found in contempt over inmate care

Oldest member of corrupt Baltimore police unit gets 18 years

Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa

Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

Oregon officials criticized for pesticides killing pines

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

taly vows to expel far more migrants, but it won’t be easy

Italy’s interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

Turkey heads to landmark presidential, parliamentary vote

Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana

Breakfast Blogs

None of This Damage Is Collateral Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Angry Mom: Hiding the Trumpian Genocide’s Records Rayne, emptywheel

Meanwhile, Behind the Curtain Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother KoKo, July 4 1971 – June 18, 2018, digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What To Do If Kids Separated From Parents Are Found In Your City? Spocko, Hullabaloo

It’s a Feature, Not a Bug tristero, Hullabaloo

Time for a competency hearing? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Detention of Migrant Families as “Deterrence”: Ethical Flaws and Empirical Doubts Adam Cox and Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Leaves No Room for Discretion Barbara McQuade, Lawfare

Sick fantasies being used to justify real atrocities Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If Democrats Oppose American Ethnic Cleansing, It Will Destroy the Bipartisan Immigration Deal Fascists Totally Want! Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: Scant Man drifglass, at his blog

The Zen Art of the Deal Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog

Supreme Court Says Warrants Are Needed For Cell Site Location Info Tim Cushing, Techdirt