Aug 26 2019

The Breakfast Club (Spinning Wheel)

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

American women gain the right to vote, as the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment takes effect; Investigators pinpoint the cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.

Katherine Johnson

Breakfast News

Johnson acknowledges touch and go prospects for Brexit deal

Hong Kong police draw guns, arrest 36 in latest protest

G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires, repair damage

Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions

US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs

High-stakes gamble: Iranian envoy gets surprise G-7 invite

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

New online tool to track Chicago gun suspects draws fire

Extinction bites: countries agree to protect sharks and rays

Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

Some young Americans warm to socialism, even Miami Cubans

Paris celebrates its liberation from Nazis, 75 years on

Louisiana wins 1st Little League title, beating Curacao 8-0

Breakfast Blogs

The Koch Money Was a Primary Vector for the Prion Disease That’s Infected the Republican Party Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The [Andrew] Luck Of The Draw bmaz, emptywheel

What would you say if you saw this in another country? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Destroyed by madness Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Oral Argument Summary: Trump v. House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees Hilary Hurd, Lawfare

Republicans Winning Elections Is Bad Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A World of “Fortress Economies”?DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Moeny

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 534 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What did you do in the war against reality, Daddy? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of names

Racist Michigan Lady Unable To Get Town On Board With Her Dream To Keep It White Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Kim Davis Is Back And Losing All Of The Lawsuits Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette