The Breakfast Club (Window Dressing)

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

Samuel Morse opens America’s first telegraph line; Four men sentenced for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Britain’s Queen Victoria born; The Brooklyn Bridge opens; Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are only three sins – causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.

Roger Caras

Breakfast News

Vegas workers’ vote to authorize strike pressures casinos

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

Federal court rules in favor of transgender Missouri inmate

Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax

ACLU: Misconduct claims by children are widespread at border

Lucrative baby eel fishery shut down over illegal sales

Experts: ‘Alarming’ drought conditions hit US Southwest

Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawal

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camps

Iran’s Khamenei criticizes US over hard-line stance

Italy steps toward populist government as Conte gets mandate

2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

Breakfast Blogs

It’s All Just Noise as Long as Robert Mueller Has a Job Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Did the FBI Have a Chance to Fix Their Lies about Encryption in 2016? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The making of Spyghazi digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Getting to the Bottom of the Trump Tower Meeting Kate Brannen, Just Security

Putting the Responsibility for “Crossing the Line” Where It Belongs: The President and his White House Staff Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Married to the mob Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The NFL’s New Policy to Silence Its Players Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Campus P.C. Is Out of Control Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA’S BRO CODE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

EPA’s War On Journalists Is Not A Good Look Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The Attorney General Thinks Police Having To Follow The Constitution Leads To Violent Crime Increases Tim Cushing, Techdirt