The Breakfast Club (Rules)

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

JFK and Nixon participate in TV’s first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; ‘West Side Story’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.

T. S. Eliot

Breakfast News

Report: Opioids settlement won’t fix areas hardest hit

Juul stops e-cigarette ads as teen vaping, illnesses grow

17 states sue feds over Endangered Species Act rules

California farm region faces furry new threat: swamp rodents

US Commerce declares fishing disasters for 7 states

‘We’re all in big trouble’: Climate panel sees a dire future

An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament

US aid to Ukraine helps country battle Russian-backed forces

Migrants arrive in Europe with big hopes, many questions

Earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia, damage being evaluated

Fast-moving glacier threatens valley in Mont Blanc massif

Africa’s charcoal trade is decimating fragile forest cover

Volunteers conserve vulnerable sea turtles in remote Panama

Breakfast Blogs

Why the House Democratic Caucus Was Able to Move So Rapidly Toward Impeachment Ryan Grim, The intercept

Please, Mr. Zelensky, Sit Next to the American President While He Loses His Sh*t Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Roger Stone’s Trial Relates to the Ukraine Scandal emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: One Is Not a Transcript Rayne, emptywheel

Conspiracy Theorist in Chief goes full Infowars digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

I Won’t Trust It’s Complete Unless The Whistleblower Testifies It Is tristero, Hullabaloo

Red, white and blue. And green. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s Call to Ukraine May Constitute “Honest Services Fraud”—A Core Crime of Public Corruption Barbara McQuade, Just Security

Don’t Overthink It DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump must be destroyed Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Tribe That Rubs Shit In Their Hair driftglass, at his blog

The gun is smokin, it’s really smokin Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

That Trump/Zelensky Call Was Fucked Up for Even More Reasons Than Biden The Rude Pundit, at his blog

John Yoo Is Back To Torture The Constitution, Your Brain Jamie Lynne Crofts, Wonkette

Trump Crime-Bosses Ukrainian President To His Face On Live TV, Very Legal And Very Cool! Evan Hurst, Wonkette


THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog