The Breakfast Club (Let Summer Guide You)

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

Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.

Bertrand Russell

Breakfast News

Trump’s threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro

Saudi top prosecutor summons Twitter users for harming public order

Merkel’s rival insists he can win German election, attacks Trump

NGOs halt migrant rescue operations, citing Libya ‘threat’

Wells Fargo accused of ripping off mom-and-pop shops

Oregon coastal city at ‘double ground zero’ braced for eclipse

Dozens Of Sea Lions Sickened With Domoic Acid Poisoning

K9 Unlatches Gate With Paw To Save Injured Deputy

Breakfast Blogs

This Is the Bleakest Moment for America in My Lifetime Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Times Donald Trump Treated Vehicular Manslaughter as Terrorism emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Dialectical Imagination by Martin Jay: Economics in Critical Theory Ed Walker, emptywheel

Trump’s most loyal followers digby aka Heather Digby Parton, HUllabaloo

Nothing for money or: Why their souls aren’t for sale Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Nation Really Should Stop Publishing the Conspiracy Theories of Open Propagandists Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Yes, Trump is a Threat to Liberal Democracy. And You Should be Worried. dnexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Think It Is Adorable That Matthew Dowd Blocked Me Over A Year Ago… driftglass, at his blog