The Breakfast Club (Infinite Things)

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

Ranger 7 beams lunar pictures; France’s Marquis de Lafayette makes his name in the American Revolution; Thomas Eagleton withdraws as George McGovern’s running mate; Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

Breakfast News

ACLU: 911 children split at border since 2018 court order

A history of racism is woven into the US presidency

Immigrants taking sanctuary in churches hit with huge fines

rump ‘rodent’ tweets ring true at Kushner-owned apartments

California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

Miners block train tracks to protest bankrupt coal company

Border Patrol detains adults with no end – until lawyers sue

Alabama K-9 who died after drug contact honored at memorial

Iranians say US sanctions blocking access to needed medicine

Would-be Cuban immigrants left in limbo by consular closure

Congo officials say 2nd Ebola case confirmed in city of Goma

Pound slumps as PM Boris Johnson’s Brexit rhetoric toughens

Breakfast Blogs

The Crisis in America’s Heartland Won’t Be Solved By Throwing Money at Soybean Farmers Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Ratcliffe’s Lies about His Time at DOJ Raise New Questions about His Claim to Have Used Warrantless Searches emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Big Story that should not be overlooked Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Socialize this Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Congress Tackles the “100-Mile” Border Zone for Federal Checkpoints Patrick Eddington, Just Security

The Potential Trouble with Nominating a DNI from Trump’s Central Casting David Priess, Lawfare

The boy who cried wolf and then got eaten by a wolf Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 517 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

MOSCOW MITCH MAAAAD! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Alan Dershowitz, Your Life Is Calling! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Dems Can Win If They’re More Like Warren G. Harding. Good Call, New York Times! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

The World’s Most Ridiculous Trademark Dispute Is Now Over: Yosemite Gets Its Names Back Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness dribbling out of their ears Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names