The Breakfast Club (Means To An End)

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

Sherman begins ‘March to the Sea’ in American Civil War; Zebulon Pike spots namesake mountaintop; Anti-Vietnam War protesters gather in DC; Joey Buttafuoco gets jail time; Actor Sam Waterston born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society.

Felix Frankfurter

Breakfast News

Guard troops search for more dead in aftermath of wildfire

Fatal California fires spur search for solutions

US attorney says more staff, resources on Chicago violence

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise

Bangladesh ready to return Rohingya, who say they’ll refuse

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

Breakfast Blogs

When Will the Supreme Court Get Fed Up With Crooked Republican Gerrymanders? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

What OLC Says Happened with Matt Whitaker’s Appointment emptywheel aka Marcy WHeeler, emptywheel

First Steps Towards Change Ed Walker, emptywheel

A dumb, unbalanced mob boss in the White House digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Re-enfranchising NC voters Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Remember When The Women’s March Was an Indulgent, Frivolous Waste of Time? driftglass, at his blog

Government Seeks Expedited Consideration in Transgender Service Member Ban Litigation Sarah Grant, Lawfare

“Wait…Are You Saying We Should Stop Investing With Elizabeth Holmes?” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump’s Soul Is Troubled The Rude Pundit, at his blog