The Breakfast Club (Nothing Stays The Same)

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

American women gain the right to vote, as the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment takes effect; Investigators pinpoint the cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Albert Einstein

Breakfast News

Hurricane Harvey threatens record flooding, thousands in Texas flee

Cash-strapped Secret Service spends $7,100 on luxury portable toilets for Trump’s Bedminster trip

U.S. towns that want to shed Confederate symbols hit bureaucratic roadblocks

South Carolina governor bans abortion funding, hits healthcare

Deportations on the rise in Canada amid migrant influx

Maduro accuses congress President Borges of being mastermind of US economic sanctions on Venezuela

Slow divorce risks leaving future Britain-EU ties in limbo

Australia’s PM says changing statues, rewriting history is ‘Stalinist’

In stinging attack, France’s Macron says Poland isolating itself in Europe

People put sunscreen on their eyes to view eclipse

Breakfast Blogs

The Democrats’ Unity Commision Isn’t Doing Much Unifying Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Senate Intelligence Bill Aims to Label WikiLeaks — and Maybe the Journalists Who Look Like Them — Spooks emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Most Basic Trouble With President Trump Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother: Harvey edition digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Our country had changed.” Uh-huh. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Man Who Knows Nothing About American Political History Is Here to Lecture You About American Politics Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Does the Virginia GOP Officially Endorse Treason in Defense of Slavery? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Time Travel on a Budget driftglass, at his blog

Stuck in the Muddle with You Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog

Atari Sues Nestle Over A KitKat Commercial With An Homage To ‘Breakout’ Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Court: TSA Agents Can Be Shielded From Certain Civil Rights Lawsuits Because They’re Too Tim Cushing, Techdirt