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Jun 15 2019

The Breakfast Club (Going To Pot)

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

England’s King John signs the Magna Carta; A deadly steamboat fire in New York City; Jordan’s King Hussein weds American Lisa Halaby; Arlington National Cemetery created; Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce

Breakfast News

Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers

Judge grants American Airlines an order against 2 unions

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry ‘mess’

CDC director praises Alabama HIV clinic ahead of campaign

Agency recommends current 80K attendance cap at Burning Man

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

Endangered birds could stop the music at Chicago beach fest

Some of nearly 200 rescued dogs almost ready for adoption

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to ‘be careful’

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf’s 1980s ‘Tanker War’

Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality

Mexico migration chief resigns, prisons director tapped

Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works

Thai vets nurture lost baby dugong with milk and sea grass

Breakfast Blogs

Night Two of the Democratic Debate Is the Group of Death Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

In Alabama, Rapists’ Fatherhood Rights Rule Echidne, at her blog

Which dog will they wag? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Suck on This Again”— aka The Ledeen Doctrine Redux tristero, Hullabaloo

Not failing schools, a failing economy Tom Sullivan, HullabalooIs Bernie Sanders’s Left-Liberalism Categorically Different Than Elizabeth Warren’s? [SPOILER: No] Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Iraq and Other Debacles driftglass, at his blog

Voters, David Brooks doesn’t like the way you smell Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Bricks and Babies: You Can’t Win a Fight Against the Delusional The Rude Pundit, at his blog

TRUMPISM IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE RULERS ENVY THE RULED Steve M., No More Mister Nice blog