The Breakfast Club (Bedrock Of Democracy)

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

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed; Father’s Day first celebrated in the U.S.; The event behind ‘Juneteenth’; Author Salman Rushdie born; NBA draft pick Len Bias dies; Entertainer Paula Adbul born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.

Salman Rushdie

Breakfast News

Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

Federal judge again blocks Arkansas medication abortion law

Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

Warned 30 years ago, global warming ‘is in our living room’

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk’s election

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

Breakfast Blogs

These Children Will Have Stories to Tell. And They Will Be Told. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Trump People Really Really Want to Know How Much Mueller Knows about Roger Stone’s “Collusion” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“The right way” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Losing control Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Judicial Review of Decisions to Kill American Citizens Under the AUMF: The Most Important Case You Missed Last Week Robert Chesney, Lawfare

The totalitarian mind Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Totalitarian Mind II: White Nationalist Boogaloo Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Coulter, Duckspeak and You driftglass, at his blog


Lessons From Making Internet Companies Liable For User’s Speech: You Get Less Speech, Less Security And Less Innovation Mike Masnick, Techdirt