Sep 21 2019

The Breakfast Club (Gambles)

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

President Bill Clinton’s grand jury testimony in the Monica Lewinsky scandal aired on TV; Authors H.G. Wells and Stephen King born; ‘Monday Night Football’ premieres; Actor-comedian Bill Murray born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not pay with their own.

H. G. Wells

Breakfast News

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

23 states sue Trump to keep California’s auto emission rules

Goodbye, Three Mile Island: Remaining reactor shuts down

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Tennessee’s abortion wait period law faces court arguments

Revelers reach gates of Area 51 then peacefully rejoin party

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

Milwaukee zoo visitors get first glimpse of red panda cub

Trudeau’s support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

A year in the ice: Scientists set sail on Arctic expedition

‘I want a future’: Global youth protests urge climate action

Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

Hurricane Lorena threatens Mexico’s resort-studded Baja

German government agrees $60 billion climate policy package

Breakfast Blogs

Check Out Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. Trump Went Two Out of Three. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Minority Report: Ukraine as Bugbear Rayne, emptywheel

A Primer on Pragmatism: Method Ed Walker, emptywheel

This observation by Politico spells it out pretty well digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Just Wait tristero, Hullabaloo

He, Trump Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

President Trump, We Can Handle the Truth Kate Brennan, Just Security

The Witness and the Whistleblower: Some Thoughts Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

But I ask you, what is a contract? Webster’s defines it as “An agreement under the law which is unbreakable” “Which is unbreakable” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Making The Executive Unitary For the First Time Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 549 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

29 Years Ago Today driftglass, at his blog

Third Thoughts: Narratology Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

David Brooks Knows Who Killed America: Elizabeth Warren, In The White House, With A Plan Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump: NO UKRAINE CRIMES! NO UKRAINE CRIMES! OK Here Are My Ukraine Crimes. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump Has Secret Plan To Steal MORE Money From Troops For WALL Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette