The Breakfast Club (Weathering Storms)

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

The Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy; a searing image from the Vietnam War; Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran, ending years of exile; actor Clark Gable born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.

Langston Hughes

Breakfast News

GOP lawmakers put medical skills to work after train crash

Trump infrastructure plan seeks to shift burden to states

Immigration authorities detail plan for courthouse arrests

US prosecutors won’t retry Menendez on corruption charges

San Francisco plans to wipe out thousands of pot convictions

Gov. Colyer promises ‘new day’ for Kansas after taking oath

California insurance dept estimates nearly $12 billion in wildfires claims

Syria’s Kurds push US to stop Turkish assault on key enclave

Seeking closer ties, Qatar to expand base used by US troops

Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt

North Korean flag flies in South before Olympic Games opens

Lava spreads more than 2 miles from Philippine volcano

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

Breakfast Blogs

Benghazi Bad Boy Trey Gowdy Has Had Enough of This Game Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Has Told Friends and Aides that Paul Manafort Can Incriminate Him emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Another Kind of Recovery: Post-Maria Puerto Rico and Health Care Critical Infrastructure Rayne, emptywheel

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: The Eternally Feminine. Part One Of My Book Review Echidne, at her blog

Their master whistled and they came running digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Be kind … please rewind Dennis Hartley, Hullabaloo

All That Frightens tristero, Hullabaloo

What the transcripts won’t show Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Hack In Full Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Dialogue Is Not the Answer for Our Problems Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When America’s Lop-Headed Javert* Saw the Breadth of His Domain, He Bailed… driftglass, at his blog


ICE Finally Gets The Nationwide License Plate Database It’s Spent Years Asking For Tim Cushing, Techdirt