The Breakfast Club (So It Goes)

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

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of Cold War espionage; Lt. William Calley, Jr. convicted in the Vietnam War’s My Lai massacre; U.S. troops leave South Vietnam; Attorney Johnnie Cochran dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.

Eugene McCarthy

Breakfast News

Border Patrol orders quick releases of families

US charges Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination

New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

House investigating voter irregularities in Kansas, Texas

Flooding prompts criticism of way Missouri River dams run

US sues California, says water policy violates state law

Flooding forces evacuations on South Dakota reservation

Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for US police

UK leader May rolling the dice again on Brexit deal

Venezuelan gov’t bars Guaido from public office for 15 years

Theresa May is latest Conservative leader swamped by Europe By PAN PYLAStoday

In trade wars of 200 years ago, the pirates were Americans

Trade panel: Boeing got unfair US tax break, hurting Airbus

Action demanded after 1,100 dead dolphins wash up in France

3 Saudi women’s rights activists temporarily released

Rescued migrants safe in Europe after hijacking oil tanker

Breakfast Blogs

Separation of Church and State Is a Good Plan for Government, But Lousy for Entertainment Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Grand Rapids Gerald Ford Tribute Reporters Should Visit emptywheel aka Mary Wheeler, emptywheel

The financial crimes investigations begin digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

DeVos and Trump Know Their Constituents Well tristero, Hullabaloo

How dare you report the facts! Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The plot against America Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s the Cover-Up Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 445 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Complete History of the Treatment of the Liberal Blogosphere by the Mainstream Media in 20 Seconds driftglass, at his blog