The Breakfast Club (Omnipotence)

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 Civil War effectively ends; Iraq celebrates collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime;NASA announces first seven astronauts dubbed the Mercury Seven; Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial; Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to take itself for omnipotence.

J. William Fulbright

Breakfast News

Judge blocks Trump’s asylum policy but delays enforcement

California sees shift in immigration detention contracts

NY lawmakers push bill requiring president to release taxes

US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids

US Congress approves Colorado River drought plan

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Southern storms leave tornado damage in Alabama

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’
Survey: More Mexican gray wolves roaming southwestern US

Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged across Yemen

Theresa May woos UK opponents and EU leaders over Brexit

Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content

Former Romanian leader to face crimes against humanity trial

Libya clashes over Tripoli escalate as city’s airport is hit

Brazil’s Bolsonaro eyes new body for environmental policy

Young German activists demand earlier coal-burning deadline

London taxes older vehicles in bid to fight air pollution

Aegean Sea sees “very unusual” spike in dolphin deaths

Breakfast Blogs

Our Rapidly Blossoming Authoritarian State Is Headed to Another Level Charles p. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Is his lunacy reaching a flashpoint? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Insufficient cruelty Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Pentagon Wants to Streamline Security Clearances by Using AI. That’s a Dangerous Idea. John Bowers, Just Security

The anti-anti-Trump vote Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Lawless Party Defends Lawless President Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Life in Rhode Island: Environment Edition Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rebel, Rebel, You’ve Torn Your Dress driftglass, at his blog

The Boy Who Cried “Invasion!” Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names