Jun 19 2021

The Breakfast Club (Juneteenth)

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.

This Day in History

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed; Father’s Day first celebrated in the U.S.; The event behind ‘Juneteenth’; Author Salman Rushdie born; NBA draft pick Len Bias dies; Entertainer Paula Adbul born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

On Juneteenth, we celebrate our capacity to make real the promise of our founding, that thing inside each of us that says America is not yet finished, that compels all of us to fight for justice and equality until this country we love more closely aligns with our highest ideals.
Barack Obama

Breakfast News

US News

US Politics

International News


Breakfast Blogs

The Only Justice in History Is the Justice We Insist Be Included in It Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Model MAGA Tourist, Anna Morgan-Lloyd, and Evidence Collection emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Just a Follow Up To MisterMix’s Earlier Post: The US Conference of Catholic Bishops Have Advanced Their Communion Plan Adam L Silverman, Balloon Juice

They need a crisis so they are fomenting one digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Dynastic bloat” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cop Who Led Strike Team Into Wrong House During Drug Raid Granted Immunity By Eleventh Circuit Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Devin Nunes’ Family’s Bizarrely Stupid Defamation Lawsuit Goes Off The Rails Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Judge Refuses Requests by Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder’s Aides, Others Charged in Flint Water Crisis to Review Indictments Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

DOJ Joins ACLU to Argue Anti-Transgender Laws in Arkansas and West Virginia Are Unconstitutional Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Restricting reproductive freedom abroad Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The absurdity of a Trump presidential “memoir” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 865 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What the Push to Celebrate Juneteenth Conceals Kellie Carter Jackson, The Atlantic

Eventually Everyone Goes Full Driftglass driftglass, at his blog

It’s Big, It’s Bad, and It’s a Wolf The Rectification of Names

How a Story From a Middle Tennessee College Is Really About Our American Apocalypse (Part 2): The Mascot and the Damage Done The Rude Pundit, at his blog

REPUBLICANS ♥ IGNORANCE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Bad Judge Wants Black Farmers To Guess Number Of Jellybeans In The Jar If They Want Loan Forgiveness Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Holiday Celebrating End Of Slavery Very Divisive, Say Assholes Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Biden DOJ Tells West Virginia And Arkansas To Cut The Sh*t, Quit Kicking Trans Kids! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Here Are The 14 Garbage White Male Congressmen Too Racist To Vote For Juneteenth Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Yay! House Votes To Repeal Bad Iraq War Authorization Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

GOP Cowards Just Twiddling Thumbs, Waiting For Trump’s Next Insurrection Stephen Robinson, Wonkette