The Breakfast Club (Ageless)

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

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old. Rosalyn S. Yalow

Breakfast News

Switzerland puzzles over citizenship test after lifelong resident fails

258-year-old cannonball unearthed in Quebec City may still be explosive

Polish government brings forward plans to assert control over judges

Japan’s doctors propose raising ‘outdated’ retirement age to 75

US sanctions 18 Iranian entities day after certifying nuclear deal compliance

California lawmakers extend program to cut emissions in bipartisan vote

First double hand transplant involving a child declared a success

Winter storms fuel Western wildfires, forcing evacuations

Oregon highway fuel spill worsens, contaminates groundwater

Herd of scared buffalo make break for it, roam through town

Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning

Breakfast Blogs

Hey Mitch, Was It Worth It? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: Shocker, Badger, Vapor Rayne, emptywheel

Gobsmacking bombshell of the day (so far) digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A Much Better Summer Project tristero, Hullabaloo

The “Of Course We Colluded, So What?” Stage Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Standardized Tests are a Horrible Way to Evaluate Teachers Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Dear Steve Gilliard driftglass, at his blog


Appeals Court Agrees Government Can Tell NSL Recipients To STFU Indefinitely Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Senator Wyden To FCC Chair Pai: Hey, Stop Lying About What I Said To Undermine Net Neutrality Mike Masnick, Techdirt