The Breakfast Club (Stay Forever Young)

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

Martin Luther King Jr.’s son meets James Earl Ray in prison for assassinating his father; Comedian Milton Berle dies; the FDA approves Viagra; Quentin Tarantino is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.

Thomas Jefferson

Breakfast News

Closure of Seattle Russian consulate frustrates travelers

Hemp gains powerful ally to free it from marijuana ties

Arizona governor suspends Uber from autonomous testing

2 get jail for removing Confederate statues’ mourning tarps

Florida Gov. Scott signs bills mandating backup power

Catalonia ex-leader to remain jailed during extradition case

Kosovo police expel Serb official amid surge in tensions

Egypt begins voting for president, with el-Sissi assured win

Whistleblowers say Brexit campaign skirted finance rules

Indian scandal brews over claim Modi’s app ships data abroad

Breakfast Blogs

Wisconsin Republicans Are Desperate to Not Hold an Election Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Does NSC Consider the Skripal Assassination Attempt to Be Election Related? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It’s the nationalism, stupid digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

How NRA is Making Armed Teachers A Reality In Kansas Spocko. Hullabaloo

Manage Expectations and Gear Up for A Fight tristero, Hullabaloo

Succession drama? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Cambridge Analytica and Its Foreign National Staff Violated U.S. Laws Paul Seamus Ryan, Just Security

If you don’t center the interests of white people, you’re engaging in IDENTITY POLITICS Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money