The Breakfast Club (Stand Up And Fight)

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

Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign the ‘Pact of Steel’; Richard Nixon is the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union; Actor Laurence Olivier born; Johnny Carson hosts his last ‘Tonight Show.’

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight.

Harvey Milk

Breakfast News

Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

California may expand gun violence restraining order law

Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

US court to revise policies after sexual misconduct claim

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii’s latest volcanic hazard

Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

Venezuela’s opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

Breakfast Blogs

For Now, We’ll Trust That Rod Rosenstein Is Playing the President* Like a Five-Cent Violin Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

George Papadopoulos Was Trying to Hide Evidence He Thought Might Amount to Treason When He Lied to the FBI emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler. emptywheel

Spurned Advances Provoked Texas School Shooting? My Take. Echidne, at her blog

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

The Overton Window at Work tristero, Hullabaloo

Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Enhanced Evasion Techniques Katherine Hawkins, Just Security

‘The Day that We Can’t Protect Human Sources’: The President and the House Intelligence Committee Burn an Informant
Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Summary: Fourth Circuit Rejects Suspicionless, Forensic Searches of Devices at the Border in United States v. Kolsuz Grayson Clary, Lawfare< Did Someone Say…EMAILS? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A series of truly remarkable coincidences Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Truth and Reconciliation Fairy Tale driftglass, at his blog


Rupert Murdoch Believes In The Free Market… Until His Company Is Struggling: Then He Wants To Regulate Competitors Mike Masnick, Techdirt