The Breakfast Club (Broken Places)

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

First major battle in America’s Civil War fought at Bull Run in Virginia; Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ concludes; Peace deal ends Indochina War; Author Ernest Hemingway and actor-comedian Robin Williams born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

Ernest Hemingway

Breakfast News

Judge orders extension of aid for Puerto Rico storm evacuees

New Jersey bans smoking on beaches and in parks, butt …

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

Residents pick through rubble in Iowa after tornadoes

MGM turns to never-tested law to sue Vegas shooting victims

Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

Tears, then giggles: Honduran baby is back in parents’ arms

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun’s scorching atmosphere

Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than ‘a face only a mother could love’

Crisis for Macron as security aide is detained for beating

Merkel: German govt is solid despite fight over migration

Newly released video shows man believed to be last of tribe

Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal

Nerve agent victim released from UK hospital after poisoning

North Korea puts reunion of war-separated families in doubt

Breakfast Blogs

Purging Minority Voters Is a Republication Tradition Three Generations in the Making Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Radical Socialism or Clear-Eyed Realism? Rayne, emptywheel

Trump’s Outrages Do Not Matter Echidne, at her blog

Kompromat and sistema, oh my digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Has Putin compromised the GOP too? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Republican congressmen are probably covering up for Trump in part because they’re implicated Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

They Are Coming for the Endangered Species Act Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Your winnings, sir Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Joe Scarborough Uses Up His Question Mark Quota For The Decade driftglass, at his blog

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try some time you just might find you get what you pay for Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog

Cop Costs Taxpayers $60,000 And One (1) Drug Bust After Lying About Almost Everything Related To The Traffic Stop Tim Cushing, Techdirt