The Breakfast Club (One More Light)

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

Galveston hurricane kills thousands; President Gerald Ford pardons Richard Nixon; Nazis begin Leningrad siege during World War II; Comedian Sid Caesar born; Original ‘Star Trek’ premieres on TV.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Douglas Adams

Breakfast News

Irma’s destruction: island by island

UK releases £32m in Hurricane Irma aid after complaints over initial response

Hurricane Irma kills 5 as it sweeps through island of Saint Martin

Emmanuel Macron calls for solidarity as he vows to lead EU rebuild

Tories turn up pressure on Theresa May over EU withdrawal bill

Exposed: ‘racial bias’ in British criminal justice system

Banksy Walled Off Hotel in Palestine to sell new works by elusive artist

Travel ban: federal court rejects narrow view of who can enter US

Credit firm Equifax says 143m Americans’ social security numbers exposed in hack

Equifax executives dumped $1.8M in stocks before news of their hack went public: report

Police and EMTs sue Arkema over chemical plant fire after Harvey

Georgia governor orders evacuation of Savannah, coast ahead of Irma

Hurricane Irma kills three in Puerto Rico, government says

Hurricane Irma kills four in U.S. Virgin islands: government

Many U.S. Navy ships in Pacific lack certification: watchdog

‘Zombie’ coyotes reportedly seen in Chicago suburbs, and residents warned to keep away

Breakfast Blogs

A Few Words About Self-Government Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

EO 12333 Sharing Will Likely Expose Security Researchers Even More Via Back Door Searches emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump troll of the week digby aka Heather Digby Paarton, Hullabaloo

Stormy weather Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Man in Paul Ryan’s Position Can’t Afford to be Made to Look Ridiculous Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Evacuation Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Peggy Noonan: The Joker You Drink, The Seriouser You Get driftglass, at his blog

NO, TRUMP ISN’T A DEMOCRAT NOW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Police Chief Says He’ll Decide Who Is Or Isn’t A Real Journalist Tim Cushing, Techdirt