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Jun 19 2019

The Breakfast Club (Bedrock)

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

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed; Father’s Day first celebrated in the U.S.; The event behind ‘Juneteenth’; Author Salman Rushdie born; NBA draft pick Len Bias dies; Entertainer Paula Adbul born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.

Salman Rushdie

Breakfast News

US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

San Francisco moves closer to nation’s 1st e-cigarette ban

Google puts up $1B to ease housing headaches it helped cause

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Experts say blackout in Argentina should have been limited

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

German govt calls official’s killing ‘attack on all of us’

Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola

Breakfast Blogs

The Crimes Against Humanity Are in Progress Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Teach for America Evolved Into an Arm of the Charter School Movement Annie Waldman, ProPublica

Detaining Chelsea Manning: Other People, Times, and Patterns emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Xenophobic Breitbart writer Katherine Gorka promoted at DHS digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Migrants with limpet mines Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

U.S. Cyber Command, Russia and Critical Infrastructure: What Norms and Laws Apply? Michael Schmitt, Just Security

The radicals Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Teach for America Scam Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Protests Layoffs at the Privilege Factory driftglass, at his blog

Brooks on Harvard Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IN IRAN, WHERE’S THE CRAZY HARD-LINER WHEN YOU NEED HIM? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog