The Breakfast Club (Greater Mistakes)

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

Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

Breakfast News

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

Feds allow Atlantic Coast pipeline construction to resume

Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it

Grizzly’s rare aggressive attack kills 1, puzzles officials

Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

Turkey, Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

UK police say no Novichok link to Salisbury mystery illness

UK leader warns rebels: it’s my Brexit agreement or no deal

Breakfast Blogs

History Will Remember Mitch McConnell as One of the Very Worst Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Wants Voters — and Russia — to Know What the Russia Investigation Looked Like on August 1, 2017, not September 14, 2018 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Father Doesn’t Know Best: Kavanaugh and Women’s Unshared Traumas Rayne, emptywheel

Character witnesses digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Waiting for the tweet storm Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s Ability to Classify Mueller Report Is Greater Threat Than Executive Privilege Kel McClanahan, Just Security

How Putin Works to Weaken Faith in the Rule of Law and Our Justice System Suzanne Spaulding and Harvey Rishikof, Lawfare

Trump Flunky Gives Ridiculous Defense of Trumpian Trump Nominee Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

hrilling Tales of True Conservatism! Vol 24: Where Everybody Knows Your Game driftglass, at his blog

No Evidence [Narrator: There is some evidence] Yatreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Kavanaugh Is a Creep (And Ford Is Courageous) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Donald Trump Jr. And Brett Kavanaugh Walk Into A Bar. Cover Your Drinks! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Fuck Ted Cruz For Scaring Texas Grandmas. Also, Just In General Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

YES, PUT MARK JUDGE UNDER OATH, TOO Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog