Aug 27 2019

The Breakfast Club (Genius)

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

Krakatoa erupts in South Pacific; President Lyndon Johnson and Mother Teresa born; America’s first successful oil well; Britain’s Lord Louis Mountbatten killed; Beatles manager Brian Epstein dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Breakfast News

Judge expected to rule Tuesday on injunction of abortion law

Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment

Administration ends protection for migrant medical care

Lawsuit filed over rollback of child immigrant protections

Newark to speed replacing of pipes blamed for lead in water

North Carolina high court hears case on race, death penalty

Court asked to reconsider ruling tossing Trump hotel lawsuit

Judge: Ex-coal CEO Blankenship’s conviction should be tossed

Maryland pet stores sue to block state ban on dog, cat sales

Iran says oil on tanker pursued by US sold; buyer unnamed

Brazilian firefighters toil in Amazon region hazy with smoke

Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban but fear a return

Hong Kong leader open to dialogue but won’t budge on demands

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Promises Not to Rock the Boat. It Might Make Him President. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Crotty Should Let Joshua Schulte Test His Theory of Defense Forensically emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Incels. A Summary. Echidne, at her blog

We’re in a world of missiles folks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Makes Sense To Me triatero, Hullabaloo

#DebateFAIL Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Blame Trump, Not the U.S. Code, for His Abuse of Emergency Authority Joshua Geltzer, Just Security

The Myth of Consumer Security Bruce Schneier, Lawfare

Mitch McConnell Will Fill Any Supreme Court Vacancy That Occurs Before 2021 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

World’s worst deliberative body continues to produce horrible politics from clueless geriatrics Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

AT&T Strike Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog

The Empire Strikes Out Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names