The Breakfast Club (A Good Reason)

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

America faces the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks; Nazis rescue Italy’s Mussolini; JFK confronts critics of his religion; Student leader Steven Biko killed in South Africa; Singer Johnny Cash dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Breakfast News

Government to expand, extend Texas tent shelter for children

US judge strikes down California ban on handgun ads

Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew

North Carolina’s wild horses know how to survive hurricane

Zinke seeks more state wildlife management on federal lands

Iran relocates consulate in Iraq’s Basra following unrest

SKorea’s Moon calls for ‘bold decisions’ ahead of Kim summi

Death toll from summer forest fire near Athens rises to 99

Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua’s economy

AP Photos: Haitians scour the country’s largest trash dump

Breakfast Blogs

Still Confused About Kaepernick? Look What Just Happened in Dallas. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Frothy Right Is Furious that Peter Strzok Pursued the Guy Leaking about Carter Page emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Trump Show. What’s Happening Behind the Curtain? Echidne, at her blog

Pathological, delusional, stupid or all three? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Incoming! Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Declassifying Page, Ohr Records Will Have Broader Effects Kel McClanahan, Just Security

What the 9/11 Commission Report Had to Say About Congressional Oversight Carrie Cordero, Lawfare

You *Are* the Sucker, Democratic Proceduralist Edition Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Paul Ryan barely misses lifetime goal of kicking federal deficit up to one trillion dollars per year Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How Did Joe Scarborough Think This Would End? driftglass, at his blog

DUELING WITCH HUNTS! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

New York note Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Trump Commemorates 9/11 By Whining Like A Goddamn Baby, What A Shock Evan Hurst, Wonkette

That Time When Brett Kavanaugh Tried To Screw Over 9/11 Families Doktor Zoom, Wonkette