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Jul 15 2019

The Breakfast Club (Early Warning)

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

President Richard Nixon announces his breakthrough trip to China; Fashion designer Gianni Versace slain; Aerospace giant Boeing founded; Dutch painter Rembrandt born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

History is a vast early warning system.

Norman Cousins

Breakfast News

Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

Barry’s flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

High surf warning issued for shores on all Hawaii islands

Chevron ordered to halt oil spill into California canyon

Alaska man charged with illegally killing polar bear

Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released

Russian opposition rallies for Moscow election candidates

Pamplona festival ends with 3 gorings in final bull run

Breakfast Blogs

Wow! Tennessee Is Still Completely Out of Its Mind! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Mike Flynn’s Previously Undisclosed Interactions with Ekim Aptekin emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The reckoning Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Remembering the Bombardment of Greytown Matthew Waxman, Lawfare

Forcing Migrants to Die is the Point Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Our White Nationalist President Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Is This Phase One of Lumpy Identity Politics? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Be Excellent to Each Other Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog