The Breakfast Club (Everybody Knows)

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 Chernobyl nuclear accident; John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln’s assassin, killed; Guernica bombed in the Spanish Civil War; Vermont enacts same-sex civil unions; TV star Lucille Ball dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand the situation.

Edward R. Murrow

Breakfast News

Illinois Democrats’ plan to override gun dealer veto fizzles

Kilauea’s summit lava lake still overflowing into crater

Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4

Without Trump nomination, judges vote to keep US attorney

Arizona unites to care for, feed kids during teacher strike

House member seeks to stop turkey drop at Arkansas festival

Kilauea’s summit lava lake still overflowing into crater

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border

Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

Chemical weapons team gathers more samples from Syrian town

Germans don Jewish skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism

Breakfast Blogs

We Know Where This Can Go Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The FISA Court Accepted 9% Fewer Combined Applications Last Year emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Incel Sites As Breeding Ground For Terrorism Echidne, at her blog

Swamp water cocktail digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

No DeLay in Trumpish corruption Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Politicization of Our Security Institutions Rachel Kleinfeld, Just Security

Elite Republicans Continue to Stand Up to Donald Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

News? How Does it Work? driftglass, at his blog Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

State Trooper Facing Murder Charges After Tasing A Teen Riding An ATV Tim Cushing, Techdirt