The Breakfast Club (Reinforcement)

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

American and British forces invade Iraq; U.S. soldiers charged in Abu Ghraib scandal; France’s Napoleon regains power; ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’; Sarin attack hits Tokyo subway; John Lennon marries Yoko Ono.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.

B. F. Skinner

Breakfast News

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man’s cancer

Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit

Mississippi Senate OKs ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

Border patrol announces 4th migrant death since December

APNewsBreak: Coal tax cut endangers federal black lung fund

No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River By FELICIA FONSECA50 minutes ago

Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants

Cyclone’s huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Kazakhstan’s president to step down after 30 years in power

UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

Venezuelans find ways to cope with inflation and hunger

Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

Breakfast Blogs

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 Ruling on Indefinite Detention of Noncitizens Is Appalling Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

By July 18, 2017, Mueller Had Probable Cause Michael Cohen Was an Unregistered Foreign Agent emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It’s the leverage and improper influence, stupid digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Not ready for bovine time Ton Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Legislative Shot at Internet of Things Security David O’Brien, Just Security

Special Snowflake Demands $250M Worth of Safe Space Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The immigrant song Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks is Wanking Into his Both Siderist Gym Sock Again driftglass, at his blog

Conqueror Worm Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Amount of Time Trump Spends Tweeting Should Be a Scandal The Rude Pundit, at his blog