Jun 05 2019

The Breakfast Club (Ethics Of Strangers)

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

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles; The Six-Day War erupts in the Mideast; Birth of the Marshall Plan; First reported AIDS cases in the U.S.; Former President Ronald Reagan dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.

Bill Moyers

Breakfast News

US court weighs if climate change violates children’s rights

Trump-GOP split: Senators loudly oppose Mexico tariff threat

Trump administration halts cruises to Cuba under new rules

After massacre, Virginia governor demands action on guns

Homelessness rises 12% in Los Angeles County, study finds

San Francisco to force treatment on mentally ill drug users

California man freed from life prison sentence for joyriding

New York poised to become first state to ban cat declawing

Connecticut lawmakers move to ban ‘gay panic defense’

st Mexican gray wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years

World’s biggest Nutella factory blocked by French workers

Trump baby blimp flies in London as protests greet president

A secret pay raise by Cabinet angers Palestinian public

Alarm as Ebola outbreak reaches 2,000 cases, picks up speed

Cyprus, Greece, Armenia pledge closer ties, boost stability

Baghdad’s Green Zone reopens to the public after 16 years

Breakfast Blogs

Congress Finally Passed That Disaster Relief Bill Despite 56 (!) House Republicans Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Carter Page Shared “Immaterial Non-Public Information” with Rosneft While “Working” for Trump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Centenary of The Nineteenth Amendment Echidne, at her blog

One party listens to their base. The other … doesn’t. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Can the GOP serve two masters? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Political Costs of Not Impeaching Trump Adam Jentleson, GQ

Why crap stats about gun free zones must be called out Spocko, Spocko’s Brain

How U.S.-Iran Tensions Could Disrupt Iraq’s Fragile Peace Ranj Alaaldin, Lawwfare

“Perpetuation of racial entitlement” indeed Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

There’s nothing to whipping a fool Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 482 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Burn The Lifeboats driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: June 4 Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Our Government Is a Child Abuser The Rude Pundit, at his blog

THE THINGS WE DO FOR (SELF-)LOVE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog