The Breakfast Club (Ties That Bind)

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

Nine black students escorted into Little Rock’s Central High School; President Woodrow Wilson collapses; Author William Faulkner born; TV’s Barbara Walters and movie actor-producer Michael Douglas born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.

Jack Kerouac

Breakfast News

Georgia nuclear project continues, but cost controls sought

Appeals court reverses Tennessee coal ash cleanup order

Appeals court sides with North Dakota in voter ID dispute

AP investigation: Drug prices going up despite Trump promise

Virginia prisons to ban tampons for female visitors

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

Ben & Jerry’s founders creating candidate flavors

US approves sale of $330 million in military gear to Taiwan

Last Private Rescue Ship On Deadly Mediterranean Migrant Route Loses Its Registration

Italy tightens eligibility for migrant protection

Iran’s politics go topsy-turvy, 40 years after revolution

Russia to provide Syria with new S-300 air defense missiles

Charities operating migrant rescue ship ask Europe for help

Greece: Drones used to spot tax cheats on Santorini

German energy company: saving threatened forest ‘illusion’

Breakfast Blogs

Hurricane Florence Brought North Carolina an Environmental Disaster Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Rosenstein, We Shall See … emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s loyalty only goes one way digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

They want their weapon Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Explainer: Rosenstein’s Potential Departure and What Comes Next for Russia and Hush Money Investigation Andy Wright, Just Security

#notmetoo PAul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in the Carceral State Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Anita Hill And Christine Blasey Ford Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Memory is the Liberal Superpower driftglass, at his blog

Goodbye to All That Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Eleven reasons why Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not guilty of sexual abuse (as overheard by The New York Crank while listening to the news) The New York Crank, at his blog

LINDSEY GRAHAM: I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The Pathetic Incredulity of Republicans: Benghazi and Kavanaugh The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Hell Forms Bobsled Team After Police Chief Admits Fault In SWAT Raid Targeting Wrong Address Tim Cushing, Techdirt

In Which A Bunch Of Us Try To Explain The 1st Amendment To Jeff Sessions Concerning ‘Social Media Bias’ Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Stephen Miller Just Boned Your Legal Immigrant Abuela Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Can Brett Kavanaugh Still Plow Through Without America’s Consent? LET’S TAKE BETS! Evan Hurst, Wonkette