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Jul 27 2019

The Breakfast Club (Terms Of Morality)

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

An armistice ends the Korean War; A House panel votes to impeach President Richard Nixon; A pipe bomb explodes at the Atlanta Olympics; The deposed Shah of Iran and comedian Bob Hope die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins.

Norman Lear

Breakfast News

Puerto Ricans savor governor’s resignation, chart new course

Tribe at center of pipeline protests launches solar farm

Georgia election officials accused of destroying evidence

Appeals court vacates key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit

Judge reduces $2B award in Monsanto Roundup case to $87M

US cyberbullying is rising, and girls are bearing the brunt

Black rag dolls meant to be abused are pulled from stores

Grasshoppers on the go make migratory stop in Las Vegas area

PM Boris Johnson’s agenda raises UK election speculation

Iranians manage to surf the web despite tide of censorship

Hong Kong protesters take their cause to airport arrivals

Romania says Russian military equipment for Serbia blocked

oo many in Congo’s Ebola outbreak are dying at home

Heat, then hail: Weather and travel woes hit Britain, France

New UK official’s office rules: No metric, ‘very’ or ‘got’

Breakfast Blogs

Congress Should Not Go on Vacation for Six Goddamn Weeks Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The 18th Warrant Application against Roger Stone Investigated Hacking emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Will Your Vote Count in 2020? Will It Be Counted? Echidne, at her blog

Meanwhile in Bizarroworld, the GOPers find a “smoking gun” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

In a Dictatorship, Journalism’s A Piece o’ Cake tristero, Hullabaloo

Epstein Found Injured in Jail. Suicide Attempt? Or Attempted “Suicide?” Spocko, Hullabaloo

Conviction, not division Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How Congress Can Access the Legal Powers of Impeachment Without a Formal Inquiry Ryan Goodman and John T. Nelson, Hullabaloo

The gerontocracy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 515 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: The Impeachment Agnostic Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names