The Breakfast Club (No Planet B)

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 Pentagon Papers hits newsstands amid the Vietnam War; Thurgood Marshall nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court; The ‘Miranda’ warning; Pioneer 10 leaves solar system; Swing legend Benny Goodman dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no ‘plan B’ because there is no ‘planet B.’

Ban Ki-moon

Breakfast News

New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing charged with assault

Seattle divided as leaders halt tax on companies like Amazon

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

‘Roof, roof!’ Dog rescued from overhang roof at his home

Raccoon scales St. Paul office tower, captivating public

UK government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions

Report describes Dubai real estate as money-laundering haven

Saudi-led forces begin assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

Breakfast Blogs

Cruelty Is a Pre-Existing Condition Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Crimes with which NSD Envisions Charging Those Attacking Elections emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Summit Echidne, at her blog

He liked him in the first five seconds digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Transcription of Trump’s cheezy “In A World” movie trailer for North Korean summit Spocko, Hullabaloo

Moving the goalposts, Part I lost count Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Donald Trump’s Pardon Power and the State of Exception Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

“There Are Too Many Regulations Of Business Nowadays. Please Hold Most of Them Unconstitutional. I Am Not A Crackpot.” Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why Aren’t Democrats United in Repealing the Hyde Amendment? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Dispatches from the stupidest timeline DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Am Amazed That Anyone Is Still Pretending To Be Amazed By This driftglass, at his blog


High School Student’s Speech About Campus Sexual Assault Gets Widespread Attention After School Cuts Her Mic Mike Masnick, Techdirt