Jun 25 2018

The Breakfast Club (Political Issues)

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 Korean War begins; Custer meets his end at the Battle of Little Bighorn; John Dean testifies before the Senate Watergate Committee; Author George Orwell born; Deep-sea explorer Jacques Cousteau dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell

Breakfast News

At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

California wildfires destroy buildings, force evacuations

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

Average gas price falls 6 cents a gallon; 1st drop in months

Teen who stood alone against gun violence to receive award

Erdogan proclaimed winner of Turkey’s presidential election

In about-face, Iraq’s maverick al-Sadr moves closer to Iran

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

Saudi women in driver’s seat as longstanding ban is lifted

Breakfast Blogs

This Nation Is Beginning to Realize the Full Extent of What It Did to Itself in November 2016 Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller Frees Up the Troll Team emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Godwin speaks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

You can’t eat this red meat Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Where Family Separation Began: A Case in El Paso Shows Flores is the Solution, Not the Problem Katherine Hawkins, Just Security

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming Stephanie Leutert, Lawfare

Behind the Criminal Immigration Law: Eugenics and White Supremacy Ian MacDougall, ProPublica

Derp, They Did It Again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Our Media Elites, An Endless Series of Derp Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Both Side Do It: Lil Marco driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Little Red Hen Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog