The Breakfast Club (Looking At The World)

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

Women’s rights activists meet at Seneca Falls; The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on gays in the U.S. military; Apollo 11 enters lunar orbit; Baseball’s Pete Rose gets jail time; Moscow Olympics begins.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Somehow politicians have become convinced that negative campaigning pays off in elections.

George McGovern

Breakfast News

Erdoğan refuses to rule out execution of failed Turkey coup leaders

Turkey warned against reinstating death penalty

South China Sea Court Ruling Puts Fish Rivalry Into Spotlight

Turkish editor who reported state secrets wins 2016 press freedom award

Dozens of wrestlers sue WWE for damages over brain injuries

Zika transmission to Utah man’s caregiver sparks medical mystery

Ammon Bundy takes witness stand; feds reveal attempted jail escape by brother Ryan Bundy

Breakfast Blogs

When Death and Grief Become Part of an Arena Spectacular Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

They think Reality TV is real #Hissecretweapon digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

I love the smell of Cleveland in the morning Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Notes From The Underground driftglass, at his blog

Why Can’t The GOP Factions Just Settle This Over Drinks Like Tip And Ronnie?

The Long, Sad, Corrupted Devolution of the GOP, From Eisenhower to Donald Trump Zaid Jilani, The Intercept

HSBC Report Shows Eric Holder Pushed For ‘Too Big To Jail’ Policy Dan Wright, ShadowPRoof

Cy Vance Still Arguing For Mandated Encryption Backdoors; Believes Third Party Doctrine Supports His Theory Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Mayor Who Sued His Own City Over A Public Records Request Ordered To Turn Over Official Emails Stashed In A Private Account Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Defeat Of Philip Morris In Its Corporate Sovereignty Case Against Uruguay Likely To Open Floodgates For Tobacco Packaging Legislation Glyn Moody, Techdirt