The Breakfast Club (Confounding Science – Deuxième partie)

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 Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run ends; Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first black Supreme Court justice; First black astronaut blasts off; Ty Cobb’s baseball debut; David Letterman moves to CBS.


Breakfast Tunes



Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


When a country wants television more than they want clean water, they’ve lost their grip.

Lewis Black


Breakfast News


Hackers? No, human error plagues Arizona primary voting

Washington state strikes delay school for 75K students

Senate GOP leader cautions against retroactive abuse claims

Marathon bomber’s friend to be deported after prison release

Crews rescue 2 distressed pygmy killer whales in Florida

A controversial comeback for a highly prized tuna

US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

UK Brexit chief says October deadline for deal may slip

UN rights chief: Vowed US cuts wouldn’t be ‘fatal’ to office

Outcry over retirement age plan brings rare Putin concession

Lula conviction in Brazil spotlight: Was it sham or solid?

Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats

German city removes Erdogan statue over security concerns

Athlete becomes first person to swim English Channel length

Breakfast Blogs

This Is How You Do Democracy, People Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Don McGahn’s Bullshit Report Covering Up the Flynn Firing emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Role of the Media In The Trump Reich Echidne, at her blog

What a nest of vipers digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Paging Frank Luntz Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Zero Tolerance for Border Families but Welcome to Myanmar Military Perpetrators Benjamin Haas, Just Security

Should Congress Treat Impeachable Offenses Cumulatively? Keith E. Whittington, Lawfare

Schumer Surrenders David Dayen, The American Prospect

Crawling Back From Under Their Rocks Abigail Nussbaum, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Why are we honoring this woman, have we run out of people who aren’t war criminals?” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

In An Upscale Coffee Shop Not Far From The Nation’s Capitol… driftglass, at his blog

Sex, lies, and Catholicism Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Trump and the Ass-Eating Evangelicals The Rude Pundit, at his blog


You Can’t Break Up With Trump, Don McGahn! He’s Breaking Up WITH YOU! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Maybe Lindsey Graham Is Just A Piece Of Shit Evan Hurst, Wonkette