Jun 11 2019

The Breakfast Club (Advice and Accomplices)

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

Highlights of this day in history: Alabama Gov. George Wallace makes a symbolic stand against racial integration; A Buddhist monk immolates himself in South Vietnam; Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh executed; Actor John Wayne dies.

Breakfast Tunes


Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

Saul Bellow

Breakfast News

US Supreme Court will hear Montana arsenic cleanup case

Democrats press to retain longtime abortion funding ban

Border state challenges quick-release asylum practices

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

AP: 3 million US students don’t have home internet

Woodstock 50 in doubt but organizers say in talks with venue

120 whoopie pies are missing after fairground booth break-in

Netherlands vegetable seed developer wins World Food Prize

How Britain’s Conservatives will choose their next leader

Kazakhstan: Tokayev named winner of presidency amid protests

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

Some shops reopen in Sudan’s cities despite strike call

Central Americans pursue US dream despite Mexico crackdown

Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

Extradition bill pushes Hong Kong to a political crisis

Breakfast Blogs

The 2020 Democrats Have Realized That a Return to ‘Normal’ Is a Luxury This Country Can’t Afford Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Poltics

Beryl Howell’s Whack-a-Mole Grand Juries emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Now that they’re calling Trump’s bluff … digby aka Heather Digby Partom, Hullabaloo

“A poor country of its own kind” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

L’Affaire d’Assange: Why His Extradition May Be Blocked John T. Nelson, Hullabaloo

Ken Cuccinelli and the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 Steve Vladeck, Lawfare

The Labour Party and Brexit Dave Brockington, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What an actual meritocracy might look like Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Art of the Shakedown Yastreblyanasky, The Rectification of Names