The Breakfast Club (Books)

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

Tet Offensive begins:Nazi leader Adolf Hitler becomes Germany’s chancellor; Franklin D. Roosevelt is born;Hindu extremist assassinates Mahatma Gandhi;as “Bloody Sunday” begins;”The Lone Ranger” airs

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

Barbara W. Tuchman

Breakfast News

US launches plan for asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

San Diego County provides building to shelter asylum seekers

Baltimore to no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases

Texas tells counties noncitizen voter report may be flawed

Utility bankruptcy could be costly to wildfire victims

Food industry sway over public health gets new scrutiny

W.Va. gov would veto education bill that angers teachers

Midwest cities scramble to keep homeless from dangerous cold

NOAA extends protected zone for endangered right whales

Italy: 5 EU nations will take in migrants stranded at sea

France backs Cyprus’ search for gas amid Turkey opposition

Court bars Venezuela opposition leader from leaving nation

UK leader seeks Brexit deal changes, but EU stands firm

In Kabul, US reports ‘agreements in principle’ with Taliban

British Jews apply for German nationality as Brexit looms

Breakfast Blogs

U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Are Sounding the Alarm About the Administration* They Work For Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Big Dick Toilet Salesman Speaks emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Let Them Eat (Starbucks’ Coffee) Cake Rayne, emptywheel

Great plan. Graham wants Trump to hold the debt ceiling hostage too. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Trump buggy whips Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

To Roger Stone: Witness Intimidation Is Not Protected Speech Jennifer Daskal, Just Security

Checking In On the Most Ridiculous 2020 Democratic Primary Campaigns Scott Lemiuex, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 406 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Not to Mention Yastrerblyansky, The Rectification of Names