The Breakfast Club (I Have Dreamed)

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

Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalynn Carter

Breakfast News

Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

Nevada water chief rejects big Vegas pipeline pumping plan

Judge seeks end to ethics case over death penalty protest

Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano

Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish

Stinky ‘corpse flower’ in full bloom in California

Peru, Ecuador tighten requirements for Venezuela migrants

In Uganda a pop star takes on a president, at his peril

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

6.1 quake shakes Costa Rica near Panama; no major damage

‘Most ancient’ solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar

Breakfast Blogs

The Assault on Minority Voting Rights Is Loud and Proud in Georgia Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Epistemology of Security Clearance Dick-Waving emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother: tiger cubs! digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Home Alone 3: Friendless in Washington, D.C Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Public Utility’s Recording of Home Energy Consumption Every 15 Minutes Is a ‘Search,’ Seventh Circuit Rules Orin Kerr, Lawfare

The Denmark Diversion Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 309 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

American Conservatism’s Shitty Science Fiction driftglass, at his blog

It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s More Disingenuous Trump Horseshit About Obamacare! Dr. Zoom, Wonkette