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Aug 31 2018

The Breakfast Club (The Music Never Ends)

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

Britain’s Princess Diana killed in a Paris car crash; Poland’s Solidarity labor movement born; Jack the Ripper’s first victim found dead in London; Violinist Itzhak Perlman and singer Van Morrison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.

Aretha Franklin

Breakfast News

El Salvador: 3 kids separated in US were abused at shelters

Judge denies Alex Jones effort to dismiss Sandy Hook lawsuit

Arbitrator sends Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL to trial

Man charged with making death threats over Trump editorials

Texas town scrutinized for blocking Muslim cemetery plan

Judge blocks Saturday’s grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

Canada court halts Pacific pipeline in blow to Trudeau

Britain’s May in Kenya to boost economic ties amid Brexit

IAEA says Iran continues to meet nuclear obligations

Anger at migrant crime, politicians simmers in German city

Oil-rich South Sudan to resume production in war-hit region

Uganda opposition pop star blocked from flying to US for aid

New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry for speaking tour

Breakfast Blogs

45,000 Schoolchildren in Detroit Won’t Have Drinking Water. Roll That Around in Your Head. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Spy Versus Spy: The Two Alleged Agents of Foreign Powers Sitting in the Alexandria Jail, Part One (Paulie) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Heart And Mind Of The Republican Party, Revisited. Echidne, at her blog

The Giuliani Report. Lol. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Be vewy, vewy quiet, he’s hunting witches Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Understanding Trump vs. Bruce Ohr: Think Russia’s top crime boss, Semion Mogilevich Craig Unger, Just Security

Inching Closer to a Showdown Over the Fate of Captured Islamic State Fighters Robert Chesney, Lawfare

Teachers Strike, Round Two Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Imagine if it were legal for elite media reporting to use accurate language to describe the racism of the contemporary Republican party Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hey Look. Yet Another Never Trumper. Hawking Yet Another Book. driftglass, at his blog

You thought he was nuts before? Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

US Government To Rid Itself Of Meddlesome Judge In Baby Jails Case Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

For Labor Day, Trump Wants to Take Away Federal Employees’ Raises The Rude Pundit, at his blog

IF TRUMP SURVIVES THE NEXT TWO YEARS, LAWYERS WON’T BE THE REASON Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

DeSantis One Of Several Republican Candidates Associated With Racist Facebook Group Karoli Kuns, Crooks and Liars