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Jul 22 2019

The breakfast Club (Questions)

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

Wiley Post completes first solo flight around the world; Robber John Dillinger shot dead; Saddam Hussein’s sons killed in Iraq; The September 11th Commission releases its report; Birth of the Frisbee.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We have to be that wedge that drives the question and asks the hard questions.

Danny Glover

Breakfast News

Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won’t resign

Dispute pulls CBS off the air for DirecTV customers

Native Hawaiians say telescope represents bigger struggle

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Glacier officials teed off over tourists’ golf break

America’s got scallops: Catch is up, consumers shelling out

Clashes involving Hong Kong’s protest movement grow violent

Ukraine president’s party buoyed by exit poll after election

Abe’s coalition still short of votes to change constitution

Clashes involving Hong Kong’s protest movement grow violent

UK Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed

1,800 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

Breakfast Blogs

Neil Armstrong’s Words—No, Not Those Words—Have Stuck With Me All These Years Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Curious Treatment of Michael Cohen’s Trump Organization Email emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Where Trump Fails A Simple Knowledge Or Memory Test

Katie Porter FTW digby aka Heathe Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What Makes This So Hard? tristero, Hullabaloo

What we do now Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

“We Didn’t Start the Fire” Is Not A Critique of Corporate PowerScot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 514 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks And The Amazing Disappearing Republican Party: Part 1,000 driftglass, at his blog

Laugh’s on Me Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

…So We Have to Save Ourselves (Part 2) The Rude Pundit, at his Blog

Never: 1) Trump 2) Look in the Mirror Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog