The Breakfast Club (Hardships)

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

U.S. Marines begin landing on Iwo Jima; President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the U.S. Military the authority to relocate and detain Japanese-Americans.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships. W. E. B. Du Bois

Breakfast News

N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

Iowa governor opts not to appeal fetal heartbeat law ruling By DAVID PITT24 minutes ago

New York City aims to stop hairstyle discrimination

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

Dog reunited with owner after 8-month, 175-mile journey

Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Venezuela’s Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region’s last

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

Nigeria’s female candidates seek victory despite harassment

Breakfast Blogs

The Administration* Never Had a Plan Beyond Locking People Away Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Four Sentences: What the Legal System Has Said about the Suspect Loyalty of Trump’s Aides emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, Women Are Aquaria Rchidnr, at her blog

“The gulf between the discussion on twitter and campaign events is a mile wide” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

McCabe on 60 Minutes tristero, Hullabaloo

Gypsies, tramps and thieves Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

In this case, definitely petty Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Climate change and cognitive bias Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

There Goes The Neighborhood, Ctd. driftglass, at his blog

Got Paranoia? Puppet Puppet Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Moments from Trump’s Adderall-Induced National Emergency Rage Speech That Haven’t Gotten Much Notice The Rude Pundit, at his blog

A REAL COUP MIGHT HAVE BEEN EASIER Steve M., No More Moister Nice Blog