Jun 24 2019

The Breakfast Club (Tusk)

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

Start of the Berlin blockade during the early Cold War; Boxing champ Jack Dempsey born; Comedian and actor Jackie Gleason of ‘The Honeymooners’ fame dies

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white.

Rebecca Solnit

Breakfast News

Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Aerial photos help census officials pinpoint faraway people

Bourbon barrel recovery underway at storm-damaged warehouse

Wife of late Sen. Inouye christens warship bearing his name

Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits California near Pacific Coast

Exhibit will show rare copy of Declaration of Independence today

Confederate flag won’t rise at SC Statehouse this July 10

Some USDA researchers reluctant to move cross country

Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of US-Saudi talks

Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed

Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

Gay prisoners of Buchenwald remembered at Nazi camp site

Crowd at huge Prague rally says Czech democracy is at risk

Climate activists end their blockade of German coal mine

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Ukraine’s capital

Breakfast Blogs

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a28138941/migrant-detention-facilities-concentration-camp-second-boer-war/ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Ongoing Proceeding into Paul Manafort’s Kevin Downing-Related Texts emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What is this “vetting process” you speak of? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The second coming of Jim Crow Tom Sullivan , Hullabaloo

Clarence Thomas’s Astonishing Opinion on a Racist Mississippi Prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker

More on the Coming War on the Regulatory State Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When nothing matters anymore Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 493 Erk Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald don’t do this number— Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names