Jul 10 2018

The Breakfast Club (Damn Yankees)

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

Start of World War II’s Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Tab Hunter July 11, 1931 – JULY 8, 2018

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it’s just possible you haven’t grasped the situation.

Jean Kerr

Breakfast News

Judge denies request to detain immigrant families together

Judge denies US claim on 2 of 3 California immigration laws

US will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim under way

The Latest: May loyalist named UK’s new foreign secretary

Yemen demands Emirates shut down prisons where abuses rife

Amid jubilation, 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

Erdogan names Cabinet for Turkish presidency with new powers

Myanmar court rules Reuters reporters can face full trial

Breakfast Blogs

This President* Never Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Is Willing to Pay for Joint Defense for Hope Hicks, But Not for France emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It’s Called a Spine, not a Conscience Peterr, emptywheel

Three Things: Call, Call, Call! Rayne, emptywheel

Another skirmish in the civility wars digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The rabbit hole is a cave Tom Sullivan, HUllabaloo

Turkey, NATO’s Odd Man Out? James F. Jeffery, Just Security

The Underlying Flaw in the Trump Administration’s Approach to Central American Aid Jacob Hofstetter, Lawfare

Fascists: Past and Present Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why do all these Russians keep helping my campaign? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Shut Up and Govern driftglass, at his blog