The Breakfast Club (Selfishness)

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

Convicted Nazi war criminal Herman Goering commits suicide behind bars; World War I spy Mata Hari executed; Nikita Khrushchev ousted as Soviet Union’s leader; ‘I Love Lucy’ premieres on TV.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Breakfast News

Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus

Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him

Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Beverly Sackler, an owner of Purdue Pharma, dies

Alaska Zoo’s ailing polar bear dies; Lyutyik was 19

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Turkey widens invasion as Syrian army returns to northeast

‘Glory to Ukraine’: Nationalist groups protest president

Ecuador crisis weakens president, strengthens indigenous

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

3 EU nations say Brexit talks likely to go beyond summit

Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

Haiti’s embattled president faces 5th week of protests

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump Administration* Has Surrendered Entirely to Industry Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Criminal Investigation into Paul Manafort Was (and May Still be) Ongoing–and Likely Pertains to Trump’s Ukraine Extortion emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Separation of The Church And The State? Echidne, at her blog

The Bill of Indictment is a mile long digby aka Heahter Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Trump Portrayed as Vengeful Mass Murderer — By His Ardent Supporters tristero, Hullabaloo

Waving around loaded hints Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Two Major Distortions in the White House’s Scorched Earth Letter to Congress Tess Bridgeman, Just Security

We are ruled by hideous men Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Foreign Policy Stylings of Donald the Dove Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 564 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Everybody Knows That The Boat is Leaking driftglass, at his blog

He sure as hell misjudged Lindsey-Woolsey Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


ICYMI: Rudy’s F*cked Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump’s Syria-Turkey-Kurd F*ckbungle, Sort Of Explained Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Bill Barr Will Defend Religious Bigots From Heathens Who Want To Mind Their Own Business Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Sondland Opts For The ‘I’m An Idiot, And So Are You’ Defense Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette