The Breakfast Club (Who’ll Stop Their Reign?)

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

Japan signs surrender, officially ending World War II; Union forces occupy Atlanta during the Civil War; A great fire ravages medieval London; Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh dies; Wreckage of the Titanic found.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.

Miguel de Cervantes

Breakfast News

Anxiety and impatience in long wait for Dorian in coastal US

Georgia’s governor orders mandatory evacuation of state’s coast starting at midday Monday ahead of Dorian

Criminal justice reform turns to list of problem officers

American Airlines delays Boeing Max return

Chicago police say gun violence lower despite weekend deaths

‘Straight pride’ parade draws marchers, protesters

In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices

War-weary Afghans have little voice in their country’s fate-

Saudi-led airstrikes kill at least 100 in rebel-run prison

Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm

Protests on roads near Hong Kong airport disrupt air travel

UK’s reputation takes global hit with Parliament shutdown

Far-right surges in 2 east German elections but doesn’t win

Ukraine, Poland want continued sanctions on Russia

Breakfast Blogs

When Did Trump Learn Rod Blagojevich Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald Had Comey’s Memos? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

QOTD: Texas Governor Greg Abbott digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

You might need a weatherman to know

And the hurricane came up to me and started crying, and said “Sir, please don’t nuke me” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today Amongst Our Overcompensated and Underachieving Elites Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Grandpa Joe Continues To Promise To Do Shots With Reagan Until Bipartisanship driftglass, at his blog

First they came for the obscenely wealthy Times pundits, and I said… Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names