Jul 26 2018

The Breakfast Club (Secrets)

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

President Harry Truman orders desegregation of U.S. Military; Cuba’s Fidel Castro attacks Moncada barracks; Argentina’s Eva Peron dies; Playwright George Bernard Shaw and rock star Mick Jagger born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

Mick Jagger

Breakfast News

Saudi Arabia suspends oil exports through Red Sea lane after Houthi attack

Pakistan election results delayed as Khan leads, opponents cry foul

Venezuela to remove five zeroes from ailing currency

Opposition parties blast Merkel over meeting with Russian officials

Emmanuel Macron says he takes the blame over Benalla scandal

Jamaica to roll up sleeves and review sexist clothing rules: ‘We must evolve’

Vanilla villainy eats away at Madagascar’s sweet reputation

Immigrant parents misled by U.S. when they agreed to deportation: filing

U.S. judge may consider gag order in case of accused Russian agent

Emoluments case alleging Trump violated Constitution can proceed: U.S. judge

U.S. State Dept. warned against ending temporary protection for immigrants

U.S. court weighs challenge to Boston gun restrictions

Senate liberals seek new Puerto Rico debt relief

Water rescues, flooded roads as rains hammer U.S. mid-Atlantic

First lake of liquid water is discovered on Mars

Red planet and ‘blood moon’ pair up to dazzle skygazers

Breakfast Blogs

Where Will You Be for the Aquapocalypse? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Journalist Records from the “Last Five Years” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Oh look, it turns out friends can be helpful digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Shakedown Nation tristero, Hullabaloo

Shameless is as shameless does Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Donald Trump may well be dead broke Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Freedom is Slavering for Trump Caucus Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ground Rules Jamelle Bouie, Slate

He’s In The Twitter Jailhouse Now driftglass, at his blog


Lede From Behind Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Trump Gives ISIS, MS-13, And Next Boston Bombers Plastic Guns That Evade The Metal Detector At Your Kid’s School Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Massachusetts Just The Latest State To Embrace Net Neutrality Karl Bode, Techdirt