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Jun 18 2019

The Breakfast Club (Still Not Dead)

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

Churchill rallies Britain in World War II; Napoleon beaten at Battle of Waterloo; Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic; Sally Ride becomes America’s first woman in space; Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

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Breakfast News

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

Supreme Court Lets Virginia Use Election Map Redrawn To Fix Racial Gerrymandering

North Carolina GOP pushes back on redistricting allegations

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

Oregon tackles climate change with cap-and-trade proposal

Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries

Maine bans single-use plastic grocery bags by Earth Day 2020

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

Egypt’s ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow

Breakfast Blogs

In a Colony of 40,000, Just Two Penguin Chicks Survived This Year Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A New Form of Victim Blaming: Demanding that Rat-Fucker Roger Stone Get to Learn the Defensive Measures DNC Implemented in 2016 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Today’s Granola Post: A Study on Women’s Advancement in British Universities. Echidne, at her blog

From the shooting someone on 5th Avenue files digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Blue Mondays in June Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Congress, Don’t Get Distracted: New Laws Aren’t Needed to Make It a Crime to Accept Foreign Election Help Kate Martin, Just Security

U.S. Cyber Command and the Russian Grid: Proportional Countermeasures, Statutory Authorities and Presidential Notification Robert Chesney, Lawfare

When Double Jeopardy Is Effectively Constitutional Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Random Shit from Trump’s Dumb, Weird Interview on ABC The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Literary Corner: They Laughed “Haha” That Was So Funny Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE OBVIOUS MESSAGE IN TWO STORIES ABOUT TRUMP’S POPULARITY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog