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Jul 13 2018

The Breakfast Club (Karma Works)

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

Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I guess one of the ways that karma works is that it finds out what you are most afraid of and then makes that happen eventually.

Cheech Marin

Breakfast News

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

States with laws still on the books that would ban abortion

Florida gun, mental laws couldn’t have stopped massacre

Nurses at Vermont’s largest medical center go on strike

7 fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

Flash flood sends tourists to high ground near Grand Canyon

Police: Dog rescued from hot car while owner was in jail

Stinky ‘corpse flower’ in full bloom at Michigan garden

Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

Trump says May’s Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal

Greece: Russians expelled over cash-for-protests allegation

German court: Catalan politician can legally be extradited

NATO insists it’s united as Trump lashes allies over budgets

Syrian government raises its flag over cradle of 2011 revolt

Africa’s iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

Breakfast Blogs

Mississippi’s Lt. Governor Tried to Get a Road Built Straight from His Gated Community to a Mall Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Ellis Compares Paul Manafort to Domestic and Foreign Terrorists and Spies and Traitors in Pulling his VIP Privileges emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump Goes To Europe Echidne, at her blog

If only they really had “stopped” it digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Moats. EU countries need more moats. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Setting the Record Straight: Brett Kavanaugh’s Views on Criminal Investigation of the President Bob Bauer and Ryan Goodman, Just Security

How the UK Government Resignations Signal the Demise of a ‘Hard’ Brexit Shannon Togawa Mercer, Lawfare

No Sense of Decency Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Midwest Democrats–Not All White! Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Let Them Eat Kavanaugh! — More Thrilling Tales of True Conservatism driftglass, at his blog

YOU CAN GO LOW OR GO HIGH, BUT WHEN YOU CAN, GO RIGHTEOUS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Problematic Opinion On Anti-SLAPP Laws Mike Masnick, Techdirt