The Breakfast Club (Language)

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) 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

Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China’s UN seat changes hands; ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.

Lily Tomlin

Breakfast News

US appeals court says detained teen immigrant can have abortion

Stricter Missouri abortion rules take effect after legal fight

Mississippi woman wrongly jailed for 96 days can sue county

Two followers of renegade Nevada rancher plead guilty over armed standoff

Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements

U.S. lawmakers ask DOJ if terrorism law covers pipeline activists

Kurdistan Regional Government offers to freeze referendum results: statement

Russia vetoes extension of mission probing chemical weapons use in Syria

New wave of cyber attacks hits Russia, other nations

Brazil’s top court suspends controversial slavery decree

Catalan government to appeal direct rule in constitutional court

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Need a Better Response Besides Quitting Charles Pierce, Esquire Poltics

The Senate Intelligence Committee 702 Bill Is a Domestic Spying Bill emptywheel aka Mary Wheeler, emptywheel

How To Write In The Trump Reich? Echidne, at her blog

Imagine if this had happened under a Democrat digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Inspired and chilled Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Man Who Knew Nothing Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Suppressing Climate Scientists Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Been a Long Time Coming driftglass, at his blog


A Public Focused Approach To Net Neutrality John Ottman, Techdirt

Senator Burr Pitches 702 ‘Reform’ That Would Give NSA Back Its Most Abused Collection Program Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Senator Wyden’s 702 Reform Bill Would Limit Backdoor Searches, Permanently Kill ‘About’ Collection Tim Cushing, Techdirt