The Breakfast Club (Certain Death)

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

President Andrew Johnson survives a key vote at his Senate trial after his impeachment; First Oscars are presented; Actor Henry Fonda born; Singer Sammy Davis, Jr. and Muppets creator Jim Henson die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. George Carlin

Breakfast News

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Utah prosecutor says he won’t enforce strict abortion law

Illinois governor promises fixes to child welfare agency

8 days after cyberattack, Baltimore’s network still hobbled

9 states side with intersex Coloradan seeking US passport

New Jersey will ask voters to legalize recreational pot

Trump’s Iran moves trigger warnings, demands from Congress

FAA chief defends handling of Boeing Max safety approval

China voices strength, pushes nationalism around trade war

US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Thousands protest against cathedral in Russian city

Greek court clears 9 jailed before Erdogan visit

North Korea says it is suffering worst drought in decades

Happy 130th birthday, Eiffel Tower: Laser show for Iron Lady

Breakfast Blogs

Bucking the ‘Christchurch Call’ Is Not About the First Amendment for This White House Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Welcome to Gilead. Or More On the Reasons Behind Alabama’s Abortion Ban. Echidne, at her blog

An Open Memo: Comparison of Clinton Impeachment, Nixon Impeachment and Trump Pre-Impeachment Sydney Blumenthal, Just Security

Where can I find the “no congressional do-over” clause in the constitution? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Putting women (and others) in their places Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Why Are the U.S.’s Cyber Secrets Getting Stolen? Because China’s Getting Better At Stealing Them. Ben Buchanon, Lawfare

Joe in Fantasyland Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Path to Revolution Is Through Isolated Appearances Before Unpersuadable Voters Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It Is Long Past Time… driftglass, at his blog

This tail has too many dogs Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names