The Breakfast Club (Hands)

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 Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address; Egypt’s Anwar Sadat becomes first Arab leader to visit Israel; Ford halts Edsel production; Bandleader Tommy Dorsey and actress Jodie Foster born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Indira Gandhi

Breakfast News

PG&E boss says it wasn’t fully ready for California outages

New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease

Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ death row conditions

Long-running coal plant on Navajo Nation stops production

California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

Mine waste gift bags pulled from shelves amid EPA warning

Montana seeks to keep feral pigs from Canada at bay

100 protesters surrounded by police at Hong Kong university

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

N. Korea snubs US move to postpone military drill with South

Brazil says Amazon deforestation is worst since 2008

Smoke shrouds Sydney’s skyline as wildfires burn nearby

Russia returns 3 seized ships to Ukraine, talks about summit

Flood-hit Venice’s dwindling population faces mounting woes

Breakfast Blogs

Two Loony Bill Barr Speeches Show It Didn’t Start With Trump Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Conflict between the GOP’s “Hearsay” and “Whistleblower” Defenses emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Zelensky was alarmed about the bribery last May digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Truth decay: Liars without conscience Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

President Trump is Damaging Our Military: War Crimes Cases are the Latest Example David Lapan, Just Security

What Lt. Col. Vindman’s Testimony Says About Civil-Military Relations and Military Justice Dan Mauer, Lawfare

Campus PC is out of control Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

U.S. Market Power and Regulatory Capacity Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The King and Queen of America driftglass, at his blog


The GOP Has Found Its Star Witness* Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Senate’s Dumbest GOP Idiot Wishes Whistleblower Had Just Kept Trump’s Ukraine Crimes To Himself Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Lowlife Criminal President Trump Pardons Lowlife War Criminals Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

2020 Dems All Socialist, Except The Ones Who Are Only A Little Socialist Doktor Zoom, Wonkette