The Breakfast Club (True Duty)

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech; Clashes mar the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Black teen Emmett Till abducted and killed in Mississippi; Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana granted a divorce.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Breakfast News

Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban

Appeals court upholds injunction on Indiana abortion law

US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

Deutsche Bank has tax returns sought in Congressional probe

OxyContin maker, governm president: First lift sanctions, then let’s talkent attorneys in settlement talks

Group to help Chicago clear pot arrests during legalization

Oklahoma group challenges move to block permitless carry law

UK opposition lawmakers join forces against no-deal Brexit

Japan’s move to lower South Korea trade status takes effect

Respiratory ailments hit in Amazon as Brazil spurns G-7 aid

Israel’s shadow war with Iran bursts into the open

Syrian Kurds begin pullout from Turkish border

European court: Russia put lawyer Magnitsky’s life in danger

Breakfast Blogs

Revisiting the First Time President Trump Blabbed Out Classified Information for Political Gain emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He’ll cut Medicare. Of course he will. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

How To Win Friends and Influence People tristero, Hullabaloo

They want to rule, Part eleventy-twelve? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Thoughts on the Impending Prosecution of Andrew McCabe Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

At Least They’re Consistent Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Speaking of campus free speech Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Growth of Nursing Unionism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns And Money

Both Sides Do It and Nothing Else Makes David a Dull Boy driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: A Very Big and Important Area Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names