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Aug 21 2019

The Breakfast Club (Evil Ways)

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

Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev fails; Exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky murdered in Mexico; Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion; U.S. flag gets 50th star; Count Basie and singer Kenny Rogers born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

Flannery O’Connor

Breakfast News

City: Philadelphia police head quits over bias in department

2 drug companies settle with counties in opioid-crisis suit

2015 North Dakota liquid gas spill much bigger than reported

City sues to remove Confederate monument, citing free speech

California to build largest wildlife crossing in world

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Trump cancels Denmark meeting over Greenland proposal

Italian premier’s resignation could bring elections in fall

Migrants exit rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China’s pigs

Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Breakfast Blogs

At Least One Democratic Senator Is Saying Outright That the Emperor Has No Clothes Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Once Again Limits His Denials emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Freedom And Equality: More on Equality Ed Walker, emptywheel

The Dems work is cut out for them, just to assess the damage digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Dear American Jews tristero, Hullabaloo

A dirty bomb with wings Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Proposed Bills Would Help Combat Domestic Terrorism Barbara McQuade, Lawfare

People Who Accurately Describe Trump’s History of Racism Are the Real Racists Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Randy Barnett is tweeting poolside from Provence to let you know he’s extremely interested in human freedom Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 531 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

America’s No. 1 Outdoors Role Model and the Curious Incident of My Local Paper in the Night-Time driftglass, at his blog

Pompeo Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

If You’re Not Anti-Fascist, You’re Pro-Fascist The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Totally Real News Outlet ‘Epoch Times’ Loves Trump, Falun Gong, Heterosexual Healing, And Just Floating Right There Up In The Air Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Conservatives Don’t Want Their American Fantasy Spoiled By 1619 Project’s Lying Reality Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Say What You Will About Anthony Scaramucci, But He’s Driving Trump BUGF*CK Evan Hurst, Wonkette

I THINK I UNDERSTAND NOW WHY THERE WERE OBAMA/TRUMP VOTERS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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