The Breakfast Club (Connections)

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

Prohibition ends in the United States; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies; Walt Disney and Little Richard are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I think it’s really important that we understand that we share this world and we’re connected to it.

Tim Hetherington

Breakfast News

US law against encouraging immigrants to stay is struck down

Denver officials want to erase low-level marijuana offenses

Judge denies acquittals in Chicago police cover-up trial

Dwindling list of missing people brings relief to burn area

Largest police force in the US steps into the drone age

Rich sex offender Epstein settles 1 suit, but more to come

Economic chill dulls Chinese appetite for some luxury brands

Ukraine: Shipping traffic resumes following Russia standoff

Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

Macron caves in to French protesters – too late, they say

UK Parliament delivers rebuke to government over Brexit

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

Breakfast Blogs

The Rats Are F*cking Themselves! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Mueller Investigation Is the Second Most Important Investigation into Which Flynn Assisted emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He’s a “tariff man.” Too bad he doesn’t understand how they work digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Saboteurs not statesmen Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Upcoming “Caravan” Hearing Will Continue International Scrutiny of U.S. Immigration Policy Lisa Reinsberg, Just Security

Let’s stop using euphemisms; American democracy is under attack Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 362 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Riposte Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names