The Breakfast Club (Certitude)

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 first American combat troops arrive in South Vietnam; The Russian Revolution begins; U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry makes his second landing in Japan; Baseball hall-of-famer Joe DiMaggio dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Breakfast News

Gun legislation passes Florida House, goes to governor

Activist says Kansas law stifled voter registration efforts

Man ordered shocked by judge gets new trial

Court rules in favor of fired transgender funeral director

In reversal, Trump administration won’t ban import of African elephant trophies

Wreckage of famed World War II USS Lexington aircraft carrier found off coast of Australia

Cape Town’s Day Zero pushed back, but water crisis takes a toll

Prime Minister Theresa May accuses Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of ‘mansplaining’

Sierra Leone police quash clashes after voting ends

France’s Macron vows to fight anti-Semitism online and off

IS bodies still litter Mosul’s Old City months after battle

Breakfast Blogs

Mueller Is Teaching This Country a Lesson on the Nature of Corruption Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone’s Rat-Eating Swiss Cheese Denials emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Senate Democrats Caving, May Roll Back Dodd-Frank Regulations Rayne, emptywheel

Headline of the day digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Is it true what they say about Texas? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

James Bennet Affirmative Action Hire Has Another Nuclear Take For You Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Important Safety Tip driftglass, at his blog


Nobody (Even His Industry BFFs) Likes Ajit Pai’s Latest Attack On Low Income Broadband Programs Karl Bode, Techdirt