The Breakfast Club (Defending Liberty)

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

Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK’s assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan’s capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; ‘The Tonight Show’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Samuel Adams

Breakfast News

Spain to deploy police to prevent Catalan independence vote

Macron lays out vision for ‘profound’ changes in post-Brexit EU

Ireland to hold abortion referendum weeks before pope’s visit

Uber threatens to leave Quebec in protest at new rules for drivers

Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences

Brazil backtracks on plan to open up Amazon forest to mining

Senate poised to repeal new rule allowing consumer class actions

Hartford’s rating sinks deeper into junk; agencies cite possible default

U.S. charges NCAA basketball coaches with bribery, fraud

Top U.S. general recommends not kicking out transgender troops

Trump administration tells court law does not ban bias against gay workers

Guggenheim Museum pulls three artworks featuring animals after threats of violence

Southern California wildfire forces 1,500 to flee homes

Breakfast Blogs

Graham-Cassidy Failed, but Obamacare Is Under Attack for the Foreseeable Future Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Not Mentioned in Roger Stone’s Straw Rat-Fucker Statement: the Peter Smith Rat-Fuck emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler,

It’s Not the Economy, Stupid Jim Walker, emptywheel

The Master Baiter Echidne, at her blog

Vote Suppression Works Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Right wing academics and the paranoid style Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A firing offense? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Dear David Brooks tristero, Hullabaloo

Hollywood, are you missing a supervillain? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Amazing Disappearing Republican Party driftglass, at his blog


Larry Lessig’s Latest Big Challenge: Fixing The Way We Elect A President Mike Masnick, Techdirt