The Breakfast Club (Linger)

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

Robert E. Lee born; Indira Gandhi elected prime minister of India;President Bill Clinton admits making false statements under oath;Singer Janis Joplin born; Dolly Parton is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.

Herb Caen

Breakfast News

Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

Ending DACA would cost hundreds of billions of dollars

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

Man hit by Florida’s new high-speed train 4th death so far

South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15

After flyers delayed, TSA aims to improve at Atlanta airport

Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

New Zealand prime minister announces she’s pregnant

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

The Arctic is heating up faster than anywhere else

Pair of Chinese giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland

Breakfast Blogs

Some of Capitol Hill’s Worst Problems Have Nothing to Do with Trump Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Jack Goldsmith and Susan Hennessey Run Cover for Those Giving Jeff Sessions Unreviewable Authority to Criminalize Dissent emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Fakery. Or On Trump And Truth. Echidne, at her blog

They hated sole superpower digby Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Eating Their Own Dog Food tristero, Hullabaloo

Temporarily offline Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

TRUMPED UP (A novel) Paul Campos, Hullabaloo

Freedom’s just another word for being denied medical care by religious bigot Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sandusky in Lansing Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump’s Enduring Promise Jamelle Bouie, Slate


A Bunch Of Politicians Who Complain About Trump’s Authoritarian Tendencies Just Gave Him 6 Years To Warrantlessly Spy On Americans Mike Masnick, Techdirt