The Breakfast Club (Follow The Sun)

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

Ranger 7 beams lunar pictures; France’s Marquis de Lafayette makes his name in the American Revolution; Thomas Eagleton withdraws as George McGovern’s running mate; Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.

J. K. Rowling

Breakfast News

Wildfires barrel toward Northern California lake towns

States suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

Lawsuit filed in fatal duck boat sinking seeks $100 million

US Supreme Court ruling in union dues impacts case in Oregon

Fisherman lands lively 400-pound shark off coast

Highway Patrol officer rescues fawn from California wildfire

Counting starts after Zimbabweans vote in pivotal election

Rival Koreas’ generals discuss easing military confrontationIn Iran, economic worries grow as new US sanctions loom

Investigators can’t rule out ‘interference’ in loss of MH370

Pakistan parties vow to oppose Khan, say vote was ‘rigged’

Hundreds stranded on Indonesian mountain after earthquake

Breakfast Blogs

The Surveillance State Is Way Weirder Than You Think. Also, More Dangerous. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Devin Nunes’ Promise of Shock!! Shock!! in the Evolving Steele Claims in the Fourth Carter Page FISA Application emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege In A Racially Divided America By Margaret Hagerman Ed Walker, emptywheel

Yet an other massive tax cut for the wealthy? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Illegitimi non carborundum Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Reports: Carter Page Was Subject to FISA Warrant in 2013/2014 Ryan Goodman, Just Security

What Is Election ‘Meddling’ and When Did Everyone Start Using That Term? Victoria Clark, Lawfare

Johnny Unbeatable Would Have Permanently Destroyed American Conservatism Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why don’t you just come out once and scream it? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Public History and Race: European Edition Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Chaitrithmatic driftglass, at his blog

Note to Democrats: Fuck the White Working Class The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Because 2018 Was Mysteriously Lacking In … Bigfoot Porn Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Literary Corner: He also expressed concern over how the borogoves are all mimsy Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names


DOJ Tells Sheriff To Give It Back The $70,000 In Forfeiture Funds He Spent To Buy Himself A New Sports Car Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Universal Right Back At It Issuing A DMCA For A Reporter’s Video Of Prince Fans Singing ‘Purple Rain’ Timothy Geigner, Techdirt