The Breakfast Club (Define Yourself)

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

The D-Day invasion of World War II; Israel invades Lebanon to drive out Yasser Arafat; Remains of fugitive Nazi doctor Josef Mengele exhumed in Brazil; First drive-in theater opens in Camden, N.J.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein

Breakfast News

UN office calls on US to stop separating families at border

Florida judge lifts stay on smokable medical marijuana

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

Place your bets: Delaware takes sports wagers, others close

After MGM and Caesars deals, Las Vegas union negotiates with smaller casinos

White House contractor arrested at checkpoint on attempted murder warrant

SWAT team busts into home of Parkland teen David Hogg after hoax hostage call

Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs

Miss America drops swimsuit portion and won’t judge on looks

‘Nobody is left’: Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

Jordan’s king appoints new prime minister as protests resume

Italy populists win Senate confidence vote, put EU on notice

Ethiopia accepts peace deal with longtime rival Eritrea

Israel’s Netanyahu, France’s Macron disagree over Iran deal

UN: Plastic bans can work, but need planning and enforcement

EU court backs residency rights for gay couple in Romania

Breakfast Blogs

You Can’t Truly Claim You’re Fighting Climate Change While You Peddle This Poisonous Glop Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Manafort Renewed His Outreach to Mercury after Mueller’s Early April Revelations emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Mike Pompeo, human rights activist? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Non-Contradiction tristero, Hullabaloo

It’s Trump’s America, We Just Etc. Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ketchup: Everything Wrong with America Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

EJ Dionne Is Hittin’ That “Can’t We All Just Get Along?” Pipe Mighty Hard These Days drifglass, at his blog


E-Mails Show FCC Made Up DDOS Attack To Downplay The ‘John Oliver Effect’ Karl Bode, Techdirt