The Breakfast Club (Days Like This)

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

Hurricane Katrina blows ashore in southeast Louisiana.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Breakfast News

Ex-Texas cop guilty of murder for killing unarmed black teen

Why Canada’s exclusion from US-Mexico deal raises obstacle

Hurricane’s death toll in Puerto Rico put at nearly 3,000

Some polling places open hours late for Arizona primary

Rebuilding is a struggle after California wine country fires

Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

Toxic pesticides found at most illegal California pot farms

Bill Gates directs education funding to poor US schools

UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

US to continue backing Saudi coalition in Yemen war

In Spain, renewed efforts to appease victims of dictatorship

Brazil to deploy military in state flooded with Venezuelans

French environment minister quits: World ‘not doing enough’

Iran president fails to appease lawmakers in economic crisis

Iran asks UN’s highest court to suspend US sanctions

Berlin offers police help after violent far-right protest

Japanese man returns home after release by North Korea

Breakfast Blogs

The North Carolina Primaries Just Became a Logistical Nightmare Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

If Mueller Shows Trump and Stone Cheated to Win the Primary, Will Republicans Turn on Trump? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Economics of Women And Work. Some Snippets. Echidne, at her blog

Grandpa googled and and got confused digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What Joe Biden said: NC gerrymandering ruling Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Condolence Payments for Civilian Casualties: Lessons for Applying the New NDAA Joanna Naples-Mitchell, Just Security

Europe Looks for Ways to Protect Businesses from Iran Sanctions J. Dana Suster, Lawfare

Any Iraqi Who Still Has Two Hands Is No Doubt Clapping For These McCain Takes Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Collapse of the Republican Center-Right Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On the DNC Reforms Lawyers, Guns and Money

An Operation Memory Hole Project Update: Peter Wehner driftglass, at his blog

Annals of Derp: It’s also Cognitive Dissonance Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names


GSA Makes Shocking Decision To Block Competitor To Trump Hotel Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Federal Court Has Had ENOUGH Of North Carolina Republicans’ Shit Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Conservatives: Stop Crying Wolf On Tech Bias Or No One Will Ever Take You Seriously Zach Graves, Techdirt