The Breakfast Club (Progress Of Rivers)

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

Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America’s first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails; Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.


Breakfast News

California suburbs again under siege from wind-driven fires

ax overhaul could chill US affordable housing construction

Recreational pot rules in San Francisco reach last hurdle

New Mexico national monuments to remain intact

Monsanto moves to stop Arkansas from banning weed killer

IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

Two-day Gulf summit ends within hours amid Qatar crisis

Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

Protesters decry corruption in Ukraine, prevent arrest

Secret ice age cave system discovered under Montreal

Breakfast Blogs

What the Supreme Court Wedding Cake Case Is Really About Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Via What Surveillance Intercepts Is the Government Chasing Manafort’s Ghost-Writing? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Ridiculous — and Chilling — IP3 Plan for Saudi Economic Diversification Jim White, emptywheel

Is the media marching toward cretinism? digvby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Heaven’s, tax cuts are delicious with applesauce or pudding Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Ballad of Johnny Unbeatable Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Man of Moral Righteousness and Steely Logic dnexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: Plutocracy’s Most Beloved Hug Box driftglass, at his blog

RIGHT VS. LEFT AND CENTER, AKA “BOTH SIDES” Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Senator Kamala Harris Serves Up A Not-Completely-Terrible Revenge Porn Bill Tim Cushing, Techdirt