The Breakfast Club (A Journey)

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

Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. killed in World War II; N.J. Gov. McGreevey to resign after declaring he’s gay; Russian sub Kursk explodes; Director Cecil B. DeMille born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu

Breakfast Blogs

Gerrymandering Is the Real Rot in Democracy’s Foundation Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Merrick Garland Calls Trump’s Bluff emptywheel aka Marcy Wheel, emptywheel

War For Ukraine Day 169: A Master Class In Strategic Communication In One Tweet & Your Daily Patron! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Everyday Americans Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Trump’s 1970s worldview digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby Hullabaloo

What kind of a world is this? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cop Official Complains Cops Are Unfairly Hated, Refuses To Recognize Law Enforcement’s Lack Of Accountability Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Elon Musk’s Legal Filings Against Twitter Show How Little He Actually Cares About Free Speech Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Trump Hires Attorney Who Once Called Him ‘Racist Architect of Fraudulent Trump University’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Attorney General Garland ‘Personally’ Approved FBI’s Search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home, Asks Judge to Unseal Documents Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Republican war on books: They don’t just want to control your body — next up, your mind Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Biden meets with historians to discuss perils to democracy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money

“Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.” Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,173 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Peak David Fucking Brooks driftglass, at his blog

RELEASE THE TAPES, ERIC!Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Here Is Merrick Garland With An Important Announcement, Probably About Summer Boating Safety Liz Dye, Wonkette

Not To Jinx It Or Anything, But Joe Biden’s Having A Pretty Good Week, Huh? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Andrew Yang Pretty Sure Rolling Over For Trump Will Keep Us Safe From His Fascist Mob Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Crawling-Out-Of-His-Skin Scared Right Now, And You Love It Evan Hurst, Wonkette