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Jun 25 2019

The Breakfast Club (Remarkable Capacity)

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

The Korean War begins; Custer meets his end at the Battle of Little Bighorn; John Dean testifies before the Senate Watergate Committee; Author George Orwell born; Deep-sea explorer Jacques Cousteau dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.

George Orwell

Breakfast News

FedEx sues to block enforcement of export regulations

High court strikes down ‘scandalous’ part of trademark law

Justices side with business, government in information fight

4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

Mouse that roared: Disney characters win local union shakeup

Knitters’ network bans Trump support on its website

Review: Sail away with the must-see documentary ‘Maiden’

Iran says talks with US impossible; US says it wants talks

Europeans cool on Iran coalition talk, seek de-escalation

Georgia’s ruling party announces electoral changes

Dutch telephone outage takes out nation’s emergency number

For Turkey’s Erdogan, a challenge in former stronghold

Monarchy cost British taxpayers $85.2 million last year

30 tents abandoned by climbers add to trash pile on Everest

France put on hot weather alert as heatwave reaches Europe

Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Breakfast Blogs

Your Robert E. Lee-Honoring School Needs a New Name? I’ve Got a Low-Cost Remedy. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hope Hicks Had More Awareness of the Flynn-Kislyak Aftermath Than the Mueller Report Discloses emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Send bachelors and come heavily armed” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Refuse to be numbed Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Top Expert Backgrounder: Aborted U.S. Strike, Cyber Operation Against Iran and International Law Michael Schmitt, Just Security

Banning Trump supporters from non-political sites Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

oo Bad E. Jean Carroll Didn’t Tell Her Story in a Hacked Email Provided by Russian Ratfuckers Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 494 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The President of the United States Is Likely a Rapist and Nothing Is Being Done About That The Rude Pundit, at his blog

West of Eden: Surrender Documents Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP-HALEY 2020? NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, OBVIOUSLY. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog