The Breakfast Club (Not My Time)

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

Nazis and Soviets sign a non-aggression pact on eve of World War II; Sacco and Vanzetti executed; Defrocked priest John Geoghan killed; Movie star Rudolph Valentino and Broadway’s Oscar Hammerstein die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

Mark Russell

Breakfast News

With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for hurricane

New rail port connects north Georgia with ships on the coast

Rope, not dope: Hemp harvest at Washington’s Mount Vernon

North Carolina will keep 3 Confederate monuments at Capitol

San Francisco’s $2.2 billion ‘Grand Central’ terminal open

Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change

Florida red tide: Wildlife advocate stunned by toll on fish

New Mexico utility seeks to join western energy market

North Korea speeds construction spree ahead of anniversary

US: Russia talks on Afghanistan ‘unlikely to yield progress’

Colleagues say Australian PM has lost party support, must go

Opening door to migrants, some Italians defy government line

Giraffe, rhino deaths raise alarm at former Buenos Aires zoo

Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900

Breakfast Blogs

Here’s Some Decency in Politics, and Some Decency in Defense of Journalism Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Cohen May Be Shopping a Cooperation Agreement; It’s Not Clear Anyone Is Buying emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Combatting False Beliefs Echidne, at her blog

Why Trump voters don’t care if their leader is a criminal

All the president’s Goodfellas digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

It’s Too Late to Protect the 2018 Elections. But Here’s How the U.S. Can Prepare for 2020. Alex Stamos, Lawfare

These Are Not Very Bright Etc. Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What’s Everyone’s Favorite Interior Secretary Up To?

Meanwhile, at a Publication Operated by John McCain’s Son-In-Law… driftglass, at his blog


Random thoughts about Paul, Donald, Melania, George, (George? Yes, George!) lawyers, pardons, and raincoats — not necessarily in that order The New York Crank, at his blog

Literary Corner: Gestating the Turkey Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

This Is An Elegant Fucking Civil Rights Master Class From Beto O’Rourke, Sit And Get Learned! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Michael Cohen Ready To Spill, And HELLO Don Jr. And Eric! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette