The Breakfast Club (Peace Trail)

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

Civil war erupts in Rwanda; NY audience previews long-distance television; Auto pioneer Henry Ford dies in Dearborn, Mich.;Singer Billie Holiday, known as “Lady Day” is born in Philadelphia.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is always the need to carry on.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Breakfast News

Michigan to close Flint’s free bottled water sites

FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time as storm season nears

Arizona, Texas send 400 troops to border after Trump’s call

California governor hedges on sending troops to border

Sessions orders ‘zero tolerance’ policy for border crossers

Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn’t violate 2nd Amendment

Court upholds freedom for man who long denied 1980 murder

Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

Catalonia’s defiant ex-leader freed on bail from German jail

Hungarian parties rip into each other before Sunday’s vote

China applies its own maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang

Ex-S. Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term

Brazil’s Lula creates standoff with defiance of prison order

SKorean baseball league postpones games over pollution

Paris conference raises over $11 billion to help Lebanon

Breakfast Blogs

Forget Kevin Williamson’s Firing. The Free Press Is in Actual Peril. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

What Did Wikileaks Do with the DCCC Emails It Monopolized? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheel, emptywheel

What Happened To The Cultural Elites: The Capitalist Celebration Ed Walker, emptywheel

The Song of Kevin The Brave And Bold Echidne, at her blog

Cruel forced pregnancy for rape victims digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Trump Just About to a T tristero, Hullabaloo

The kiss of death Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Why Being Named a “Subject” in Mueller’s Probe is Reason for Trump to Worry–Not Celebrate Liam Brennan, Just Security

Support at elite law firms for Trump Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Will Most Assuredly Get Fooled Again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The GOP’s $84,000 Pajama Boy will spend time with whoever will tolerate him Shalezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kevin Williamson’s Secret Identity Is Kevin Williamson driftglass, at his blog


Supreme Court Says Shooting A Non-Threatening Person Without Warning Is Just Good Police Work Tim Cushing, Techdirt