Sep 20 2018

The Breakfast Club (Succeed By Fraud)

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

Magellan begins globe-trotting voyage; Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies; Actress Sophia Loren born; Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes’; Singer Jim Croce dies in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.


Breakfast News

Judge: US can’t deny passport over refusing to pick gender

Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

EEOC: Offensive behavior ‘rife’ in Homeland Security office

A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Europe’s solutions to migration create humanitarian crises

Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

Britain appeals for EU Brexit compromise over Irish border

Thousands back home in north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

Breakfast Blogs

This Presidential* Tantrum Is Straight From Vladimir Putin’s Playbook Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Donald Trump’s Bubble May Be Robert Mueller’s Greatest Weapon emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Wall-nut in the White House digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

White, wealthy, and bulletproof Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Bolton, the ICC and the Rohingya Aryeh Neier, Just Security

Hanging On With Loud Desperation is the Ted Cruz Way Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On a book entitled “Lolita” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Diversity on the Border Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hugh Hewitt Will Not Open The Pod Pay Doors driftglass, at his blog

Self-Gaslighting Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Conservatives Are Right: This Is About Abortion The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Plucky Maine Library Decides Not To Censor Own ‘Banned Books’ Display Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Christine Blasey Ford Not As Dumb As Y’all Republicans Wish She Were Evan Hurst, Wonkette