The Breakfast Club (Do A Little)

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 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) 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

Nuremberg tribunal convicts top Nazi leaders of war crimes; Berlin Airlift ends; James Meredith registers at Ole Miss; Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ premieres; Actor James Dean killed in a car crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

Breakfast News

San Juan mayor’s harrowing plea: ‘Mr Trump, I am begging. are dying here’

Rauner pulls trigger: Signs bill to ensure abortion remains legal

N.Y. sends more utility crews to Puerto Rico to help restore power

Company founded by Shkreli off the hook in $43 million lawsuit: judge

Los Angeles’ legendary palm trees are dying – and few will be replaced

Last flight departs as Iraq imposes ban for Kurdish independence vote

Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit

Putin critic Navalny detained by police before pre-election rally

Breakfast Blogs

There Are 2 Things to Be Thrilled About in the Latest NCAA Scandal Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

In Reality Winner Case, Government Warns of Recruitment by Media Outlets that “Procure the Unauthorized Disclosure of Classified Info” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Scoring Your Professors. Evidence on Gender Bias. Echidne, at her blog

At what point do Republicans question this delusional behavior? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Blessed Be the Fruitcakes tristero, Hullabaloo

Mitigating disaster Tom Sullivan, Huhllabaloo

Janus and the Supreme Court’s Anti-Democratic Feedback Loop Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Writes About What He Knows Best driftglass, at his blog

ARE DEMOCRATS NOT SCREWING UP 2018? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

How The Supreme Court’s Continued Misunderstanding Of Copyright Ruined Halloween Mike Masnick, Techdirt