Jul 07 2018

The Breakfast Club (Live Long)

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

Terror bombings strike London’s transit system; Oliver North testifies at Iran-Contra hearings; Sandra Day O’Connor nominated for U.S. Supreme Court; Author Robert Heinlein and musician Ringo Starr born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.

Robert A. Heinlein

Breakfast News


US-China trade war elevates the risks to the global economy

California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

Court: Louisiana oil pipeline construction can continue

77-year-old payday lender gets 14 years in prison for scheme

Judge rejects government bid to reopen activist rancher case

Storage collapse sent alcohol gushing into retention ponds

Once known as the awkward rhino, Stormy fathers baby

Hurricane Beryl forms in Atlantic, heads for east Caribbean

After marathon meeting, UK leaders endorse Brexit trade plan

Thai rescuers say trapped boys not yet ready to dive out

6 major wealth funds agree to encourage greener economy

Turkish journalists sentenced for links to US-based cleric

Breakfast Blogs

‘Slow Boat to China’ Just Took on a Whole New Meaning Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

They love him for his racism and misogyny digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Almost as if they’re not welcome Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Unpacking DOJ’s New Claim that DHS Can Legally Detain Migrant Children with Their Parents for Longer than Twenty Days Marty Lederman, Deborah Pearlstein and Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Infrastructure Week! Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The National Right to Work Committee Keeps Coming for You Erik Loomis. Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hugh Hewitt: The Last Defender of Scamalot driftglass, at his blog

When Donald Trump sinks the economy and puts his followers out of work, will they still cheer for him? Probably. The New York Crank, No More Mister Nice Blog

Police Union Upset Not All Books Paint Cops As Heroes, Calls For Removal Of Titles From School’s Reading List Tim Cushing, Techdirt