The Breakfast Club (Gravitas)

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 10:30am (ET) 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

The Beatles release their ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album; Actress Marilyn Monroe born; CNN hits the airwaves; Mormon leader Brigham Young born; Blind and deaf author and activist Helen Keller dies

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I gravitate towards gravitas.
Morgan Freeman

Breakfast News

Dozens killed in bombing of national hospital in Idlib

Judge ‘manipulated’ 9/11 attacks case, court document alleges

Paris mayor plans official camp for homeless refugees

General Mills recalls flour over possible link to E coli outbreak

WHO doubles suggested abstinence period after travel to Zika zones

Milky weigh: our galaxy has the mass of 700bn suns, say scientists

Breakfast Blogs

What Drilling (and Fracking) Is Doing to Texas Water Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Treasury’s New So-Called Transparency about Saudi-Held US Debt emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Appeals Court Delivers Devastating Blow to Cellphone-Privacy Advocates Jenna McLaughlin, The Intercept

“Abortion can no more be legislated than Niagara Falls can be dammed with a spoon” Gaius Publius, Hullabaloo

The Ongoing Saga Of The Temporary Delay Of David Brooks’ Journey Through The Dark Heart of America driftglass, at his blog

Burr-Feinstein Anti-Encryption Bill Has No Support, Won’t Be Moving Forward Anytime Soon Tim Cushing, Techdirt