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Jun 07 2019

The Breakfast Club (Technology)

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

James Byrd, Jr. dragged to death in Texas; Communists complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Israel destroys an Iraqi nuclear power plant; ‘Grease’ opens on Broadway; Singer-songwriter Prince born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you.

Prince

Breakfast News

US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children

Federal judge lets Alabama suit over Census proceed

NYPD sorry for ’69 raid at now-landmark Stonewall gay bar

Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks

Officials mull demolishing then rebuilding Columbine High

Mississippi River spillway opening indefinitely postponed

Heavy rain prompts high water rescues in Oklahoma City

Groups seek ban on bear-baiting in Idaho, Wyoming forests

Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

Danish PM resigns after left-leaning parties’ election win

German FM traveling to Iran to salvage nuclear accord

Putin says Russia didn’t meddle in US vote, despite evidence

Much to disagree on as Trump, Macron meet on D-Day

How Trump tariffs on China and Mexico could hurt US economy

Mexico plans border ‘unity’ rally, nabs 2 migrant activists

Breakfast Blogs

Solitary Confinement Is Cruel and Unusual. It Should Be Outlawed, Even for Paul Manafort. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mike Flynn Believed the US Could Work with GRU’s Director emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Muddled digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Our allies’ last-ditch effort Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

An “Emergency” Arms Deal: Will Congress Acquiesce in Another Blow to Its Authority? Diana Ohlbaum and Rachel Stohl, Just Security

Joe Biden, Anachronism Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Change: Grift and Graft in the New Gilded Age Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 484 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What Both Siderism Hath Wrought driftglass, at his blog

Sanctions. II Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NOT EVEN FOX THINKS TRUMP CAN BE SOLD TO AMERICA AS A GREAT LEADER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog