The Breakfast Club (Patriotism)

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 Ronald Reagan demands the tearing down of the Berlin Wall; Civil rights activist Medgar Evers killed; O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman murdered; Baseball Hall of Fame opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Breakfast News

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Missouri election head rejects petition for vote on abortion

US to use Army base in Oklahoma to shelter migrant children

Tech on trial: House mulls antitrust help for news industry

Environmentalists: Offshore drilling rule changes dangerous

$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil

Jury deadlocks on charges against Arizona border activist

2 giraffes killed by lightning at Florida wildlife park

Leader say Brexit shows Scotland must chart a new path

Boris Johnson builds momentum in UK Conservative race

US says Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to attend peace workshop

US resident released from Iran custody says it eases tension

Police, protesters face off ahead of Hong Kong law debate

Russian journalist freed after police abruptly drop charges

Iran revokes New York Times correspondent’s accreditation

Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case

Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

Tariff deal gives momentum to ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ policy

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Hates the Job. Does He Even Like Running for It Anymore? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Joshua Schulte and Julian Assange’s 10 Year Old Charges emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Democracy’s grave-digger and his wife are as corrupt as Donald Trump digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Leavin’ on his mind Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Can Congress Fine Federal Officials Under Its Contempt Power? Kia Rahnama, Lawfare

Influencing the Influencers Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Historian: It’s a Profession. Listen to Professionals. Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Bonfire of the Sanities driftglass, at his blog

Dramatic Readings: Priebus Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names