The Breakfast Club (Friends)

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 U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

Marlene Dietrich

Breakfast News

Japan’s Emperor Akihito says health is failing and hints at abdication

Police will be required to report officer-involved deaths under new US system

NAACP president arrested after staging voting rights sit-in at lawmaker’s office

Long-studied Alaskan wolf pack may be dead after years of aggressive hunting

Towel wars: Italy to fine tourists for saving a spot on the beach

Breakfast Blogs

Here’s Why Trump Can’t Be Trusted with the Nuclear Codes Robert Bateman, Esquire Politics

Parsing Donald Trump’s Lies in Detroit Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Classified Appendix Fifth Bullet on “Certain Counterterrorism Matters” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump, the Democratic GOTV machine digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Trump Isn’t Going To Break Up The Big Banks And I’m Shocked, Shocked Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Australian Government’s Stupid Census Plans Puts Privacy At Risk, May Destroy Their Own Census Mike Masnick, Techdirt