The Breakfast Club (Three)

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 and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant born; Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed; U.S. Marines attack North Africa during the First Barbary War; Ailing baseball star Babe Ruth honored.

Breakfast Tunes

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Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Breakfast News

Arkansas judge blocks state’s revived voter ID law

Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

Seeing red: Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

Smoky fire that forced evacuations out at Wisconsin refinery

Trump boasted he’d open all JFK files, but now says he can’t

US won’t step in to stop ex-Lithuanian judge’s extradition

US to end special protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

Korean summit starts with a handshake, after year of tension

Migrant ‘caravan’ gathers on US-Mexico border for final push

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

Anger erupts in Spain over lesser sexual assault sentences

Breakfast Blogs

Did ICE Get the Invite to Your Wedding? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

In 2017, the Government Withdrew Three FISA Collection Requests Rather than Face an Amicus Review emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

So victimized, so persecuted digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Meanwhile, the Rohingya tristero, Hullabaloo

Three meals from the jungle Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Legal Implications of the Defect in Pentagon’s Civilian Casualty Assessments Ryan Goodman, Just Security

The way to perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race is to ignore discrimination on the basis of race. Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 237 – The Future Grave of John Paul Stevens Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stephanie Ruhle Breaks The First Rule Of Pundit Club driftglass, at his blog


Marsha Blackburn Wants ISPs To Sell ‘Fast Lanes’ Like ‘TSA Pre-Check’ Karl Bode, Techdirt

Gov’t To Court: Driving A Car In Iowa With A Valid Iowa Temporary Tag Is A Traffic Violation Tim Cushing, Techdirt