The Breakfast Club (Never Lacking Material)

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

Actress Marilyn Monroe dies; Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal; ‘American Bandstand’ debuts on network TV; Actors Richard Burton and Alec Guinness die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Whoever’s president I’m not going to be short on material.

Lizz Winstead

Breakfast News

Court denies North Carolina motion to stay decision on voter ID law

Texas professors ask U.S. court to ban guns in their classrooms

Former Virginia police officer convicted of voluntary manslaughter in killing of unarmed teen

Turkey issues warrant for US-based preacher Fethullah Gülen in failed coup

Park ranger dies tackling forest fire ‘started by man lighting toilet paper’

Brexit could herald end to British fruit and veg sales, producers warn

Breakfast Blogs

Sam Brownback’s Loss Is Everyone Else’s Gain Charles Pierce, Esquire Poltics

One Beheaded Child Here and There… emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump and Tweety on nukes digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

That Fever Really Doesn’t Look As If It’s Close To BreakingNo More Mister Nice Blog

Good Ruling In California Protects Anonymity Of Online Critics — Even When The Information Was False Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Police Get Facebook To Kill Livestream Of Standoff Which Ended With Suspect Being Shot To Death Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Comcast Tells The FCC It Should Be Able To Charge Broadband Users A Premium For Privacy Karl Bode, Techdirt