The Breakfast Club (Best Form)

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

Deadly shootings at Kent State during the Vietnam War; Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s prime minister; Chicago’s Haymarket Riot; ‘Freedom Riders’ head South; Birth of the outfit behind the Oscars.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.

James Monroe

Breakfast News

Judges declare Ohio’s congressional map unconstitutional

Ex-Trump aide on board of company that detains migrant kids

Felon voting bill goes to Florida governor amid outcry

Voter signup groups say Tennessee penalties change landscape

Governor vetoes death penalty abolishment; override likely

Baltimore shifts to new political era after mayor resigns

4 killed in Midwest flooding; roads closed, levees strained

Wisconsin university helps cat get new back legs

Strong cyclone lashes India, forces 1.2 million from homes

Ebola outbreak deaths top 1,000 in Congo amid clinic attacks

AP Exclusive: US missed chance to woo Venezuela generals

Spain, Venezuela trade barbs over refuge for activist

Curacao to quarantine cruise ship for measles case

Anger over corruption widespread ahead of Panama election

Afghanistan’s grand council ends with call for peace talks

Breakfast Blogs

Please Explain How This Entire Presidency* Isn’t a National-Security Crisis Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Did Rod Rosenstein Pressure Mueller to Enter the Plea Deal with Paul Manafort? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Ruthlessness in American Politics: A Vice or A Virtue? The Kamala Harris Case. Echidne, at her blog

The new DOJ Obama-Biden investigation has a wide scope digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Time for Them All to Step Up tristero, Hullabaloo

What Would Convince Florida School Boards To End Guns In Schools Programs? Spocko, Hullabaloo

Meanwhile, in your bowels … Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Failures of the Mueller Report’s Campaign Finance Analysis Bob Bauer, Just Security

Executive Privilege and Compelled Testimony of Presidential Advisers: Don McGahn’s Dilemma Jonathan Schaub, Lawfare

Premature Anti-Barrism Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The One Thing About Politics Every Liberal Must Understand Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ezra Klein’s 2019 Reboot of “The Arena” With David Brooks Is Exactly What You Would Expect driftglass, at his blog

Horse race stuff Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

BREITBART ♥S FARRAKHAN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog