The Breakfast Club (Expectations)

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

U.S. embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity set the expectations for behavior; they set a standard for our work. More than just a motto, for the men and women of the FBI, Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity is a way of life.

Robert Mueller

Breakfast News

Appeals court tosses key permits for Atlantic Coast pipeline

Jails, prisons slowly loosen resistance to addiction meds

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

Man who jumped out of freezer and died was cold-case suspect

Hawaii’s Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches

EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

Incoming Colombia president faces long list of challenges

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Malaysia: Indonesia returns yacht seized in graft probe

Heat wave: Portugal tames wildfire; French cities ban cars

Germany launches earliest grape harvest yet amid heat wave

Gorillas at Prague zoo cool down with sorbet amid heat wave

Breakfast Blogs

Tennessee Tries a Novel Approach: Electing Politicians Who Actually Want to Govern Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

August 2016: When Paulie’s Panic Set In emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Brothers Under The Skin. On ISIS And US Alt Right Movements. Echidne, at her blog

California on fire? It’s their own damned fault Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Send thoughts and prayers Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How the Latest Trump Tower Tweet Damages the President’s Legal Defense Bob Bauer, Lawfare

No More Mr. Nice Justice Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Campus PC Is Out of Control Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Long Arm of Dunningism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

And The 2018 Burying The Lede Award Goes To… driftglass, at his blog


For the Record: The Derp Penalty Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Hey, New York Times, Republicans Don’t Have a “Dilemma” Over Supporting White Supremacists Since They Are White Supremacists The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Polling Funtimes! HELL YEAH! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

New QAnon ‘Expert’ Is Guy In Band With Guy On Bravo Show Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

BBC Migrates Everything To HTTPS, Immediately Finds Itself Blocked By The Chinese Government Tim Cushing, Techdirt