Aug 13 2019

The Breakfast Club (Now)

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

First steps toward building the Berlin Wall during the Cold War; Cuba’s Fidel Castro born; Spain’s Cortez captures what’s now Mexico City; Director Alfred Hitchcock born; Baseball’s Mickey Mantle dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Now is the only thing that exists.

Dan Fogelberg

Breakfast News

New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Tennessee lawmakers mull passing strict abortion ban

US West struggles to hit goals of fighting fire with fire

Justice Department challenges immigration judges’ union

Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

Nebraska bidder wins Wright-built house in Kansas City

Sage grouse numbers continue to drop in Idaho

Hong Kong airport struggles to reopen after protests

Troops let some Muslims go to mosques in locked-down Kashmir

No deal announced as US, Taliban wrap up latest talks

Italian Senate cuts short vacation to set no-confidence vote

5 Russian nuclear engineers buried after rocket explosion

Argentine markets fall as primary hints at Fernández return

Portugal rations gas as tanker drivers strike over pay

South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Stay With Trump Because He’s the President* They’ve Been Waiting Their Whole Lives For Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Ohr 302 Exemptions emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

How To Write About Politics In The Trump Era Echidne, at her blog

They just want to kill everything digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Powerful men DO get convicted of sex crimes. Let’s learn from those cases. Spocko, Hullabaloo

Branded! Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Trump Impeachment Process Began on March 4 Fred Wertheimer, Just Security

The sound of one sexist fapping Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

All projection all the time Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Uh Oh, Something Went Boom In Russia Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Stephen Miller Finally Gets ‘F*ck The Poors’ Immigration Rule He Always Wanted Doktor Zoom. Wonkette

Swedish Phish Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names