The Breakfast Club (Say A Little Prayer)

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

Allies mark VJ-Day as World War II effectively ends; Woodstock begins; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte born; India gains independence; Blast hits Omagh, N. Ireland; ‘The Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Hollywood.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

My spirit tells me I cannot be silent.

Maxine Waters

Breakfast News

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

Judge sets deadline for Army specialist’s citizenship ruling

New Mexico bail reforms shaped ruling in compound case

US appeals court revives suit over border crossing photos

California could reshape pot rules as legal market struggles

Trump Tower operators sued over water release into river

Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

2,000-pound bull escapes, runs loose through Oklahoma City

Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory

Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

Malta to let rescue boat dock with 141 migrants aboard

Breakfast Blogs

Stoplight Skeptic Gary Johnson Just Decided the Senate Is in Need of a Libertarian Loon Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

There Are Still Mueller Prosecutors Whose Work We’ve Barely Seen emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Paper Ballots. The Best Answer For Secure Voting Systems. Echidne, at her blog

The expedient purge digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Reading Between the Lines: Is Gates Cooperating About More Than Manafort? Barbara McQuade, Just Security

Why the White House Can’t Stop Omarosa Manigault-Newman From Talking Bradley P. Moss, Lawfare

It’s Always Worse Than You Think Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Right wing scum: Dinesh D’Souza edition Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Missouri Post-Mortem Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Face Facts: The GOP Base Flew Past Their Fail-Safe Point Years Ago driftglass, at his blog

It’s what’s for breakfast Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Symbols, things, fetishes, logic, idol worship, perverts, Hayakawa, Korzybsky, Kaepernick and Trump The New York Crank, at his blog

Little Rascals Hack Voting Machines Like A Bunch Of Crazy Ivans Dominic Gwinn, Wonkette

Stephen Miller, America’s Last Bastion Against Humanity Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Iowa Supreme Court Thinks Things Are Too Tough For Bad Cops, Adopts Qualified Immunity Defense Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Court Rejects Ajit Pai’s Bid To Reduce Broadband Subsidies For Tribal Areas Karl Bode, Techdirt