The Breakfast Club (Relaxing)

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

The Battle of Antietam sets a bloody record during America’s Civil War; Work ends on U.S. Constitution; Israel and Egypt’s leaders sign Camp David Accords; Singer Hank Williams born; ‘MASH’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal.

Stirling Moss

Breakfast News

Florence death toll at 17, including 3-month-old

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

Official: Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

ICE agent in Oregon arrested on sodomy charges

Maine House asks court whether tribe could run casino

Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

Hundreds of baby chicks found on vacant Philadelphia lot

Typhoon pounds China after mud buries dozens in Philippines

Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

Doomed Palestinian village turns to Europe as last hope

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

Montenegro-Croatia relations in danger over training ship

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Not Just the President* Who Ought to Be Sweating Today Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Manafort Turns State’s Evidence: “It’s Time for Some Game Theory” emptgywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Bannon gets his audience digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Ten years and a lost generation ago Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

What is it about Rightwing Killbots Named “Ben”? driftglass, at his blog