The Breakfast Club (The World’s A Stage)

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

President Ronald Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt; The U.S. reaches a deal with Russia to buy Alaska Territory; Actor James Cagney dies; Musician Eric Clapton born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O’Casey

Breakfast News

US judge opens door for thousands to apply for asylum

Red-state teacher rebellion hits Oklahoma, grows in Arizona

Kentucky House Oks pension overhaul bill, sends it to Senate

Plan to block new gold mining near Yellowstone moves forward

Drought expands across Southwestern US

Plaque honoring Jefferson Davis removed at Kentucky Capitol

Dog missing for 3 years reunites with owner via traffic stop

Russia responds quid pro quo to diplomats’ expulsions

France’s ex-president Sarkozy to face a corruption trial

Kosovo arrests 6 Turks linked to Erdogan opponent

Relatives demand answers after Venezuela jail fire kills 68

The Brexit economic ledger with 1 year to go

China’s defunct space lab hurtling toward Earth for re-entry

Returning to Pakistan, Malala is overwhelmed by her emotions

Breakfast Blogs

How Much Taxpayer Money Has Scott Walker Wasted Fighting Courts That Told Him to Do His Job? Charles Pierce, Esquire Poltics

Mueller Prepares to Reveal the First Cards in the Hack-and-Leak Conspiracy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Oh my God. 2020 is only two years away. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Census question: How many guns in your house? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Exclusive: Mattis Drafting Specific Options for Using Defense Dollars to Pay for Trump’s Wall Kate Brannen, Just Security

I Can’t Believe It’s a Law Firm LLC Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

#SlatePitch: Kirsten Gillibrand In MAJOR SEX-SLAVE CULT SCANDAL (Correction: Pretty Much Every Word Of This Story Was Wrong) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Schatz Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Laura Ingraham is rejected by three advertisers and whines about it Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous and Self-Negating Person driftglass, at his blog


US Might Start A Nuclear War… Because Iranians Wanted Access To Academic Papers Locked Behind A Paywall? Glyn Moody, Techdirt