Jul 12 2018

The Breakfast Club (Precious Gifts)

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

Julius Caesar born; Walter Mondale taps Geraldine Ferraro as the first woman to run on a major party ticket for the White House; Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party; Comedian Bill Cosby born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education… it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond.

Malala Yousafzai

Breakfast News

Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug

Immigrant parents happy but traumatized after kids returned

Hugs and sobs: Families separated in US return to Guatemala

Appeals court hears challenge to Texas campus carry law

Alabama governor: Sheriffs shouldn’t pocket jail food money

California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

Elon Musk tweets fixing Flint homes with lead-tainted water

Neo-Nazi trial puts spotlight on fate of migrants in Germany

Peace in Afghanistan more elusive as Taliban shrug off talks

Putin and Netanyahu meet for Syria-focused talks in Moscow

On eve of Trump summit, Putin to meet French president

With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

Breakfast Blogs

Surely We Can All Agree Dementia Patients Shouldn’t Have Guns Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Peter Strzok Is a Sideshow to Information that Directly Implicates the President emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Germany is a captive of Russia” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Had A President Romney Nominated Kavanaugh, Would Leading Dems Oppose Him? tristero, Hullabaloo

Yes, your leg is wet. No, it’s not raining. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s Militia Pardon is Another Blow to Federal Law Enforcement Barbara McQuade, Just Security

Can the UK Rescind Its Withdrawal from the EU? Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare

Trump in Brussels: The Story So Far Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

OSU’S Joe Paterno Argues Against Concept of Reporting Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Is the Robert Hanssen suite available? Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 277 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Federal Court Says Taking People’s Drivers Licenses Away For Failure To Pay Court Fees Is Unconstitutional Tim Cushing, Techdirt