The Breakfast Club (Limits)

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

Dr. Sam Sheppard acquitted of murder in new trial; U.S. and U.S.S.R. form diplomatic ties; Second anthrax letter found sent to Capitol Hill; Actor William Holden dies; ‘Sound of Music’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Democracy, like any non-coercive relationship, rests on a shared understanding of limits.

Elizabeth Drew

Breakfast News

Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed’s execution

United Auto Workers approve new 4-year contract with Ford an hour ago

Measure introduced in Ohio would ban abortion outright

Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

Border wall fundraiser claims new construction in Texas

California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet

Romney backs paying college athletes to help poor players

Whooping cranes return to Alabama national wildlife refuge

Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama

Protests strike Iran cities over gasoline prices rising

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine to meet to discuss conflict

Belarus holds vote, ignores blatant ballot box stuffing

Venezuelan opposition party says armed men raid its office

Rights group: Bosnian migrant camp “dangerous and inhumane”

Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

High tides surge through Venice, locals rush to protect art

Breakfast Blogs

Remember the Applause That Followed Marie Yovanovitch Out of That Hearing Room Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hours after Donald Trump Witness Tampered in Real Time, Roger Stone Found Guilty of the Same Crime emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Barr letter” redux? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Smear ’em live! Fox attacks impeachment witnesses in real time Spocko, Hullabaloo

Civility tristero, Hullabaloo

Better health = more democracy Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Turkey’s Syria Invasion: German Research Report Says Illegal on All Count Dennis Schmidt, Just Security

A Top Presidential Aide Being Clearly Revealed as a Fascist is News Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

My religion doesn’t believe plagiarism is wrong and also commands its followers to smoke the sacred ganja at noon every day Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If David Brooks’ Republican Party Had Not Spent The Last Forty Years… driftglass, at his blog

The Trump Doctrine: I Only Care About Big Stuff Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Man Deballed By Nancy Pelosi Very Sad He Now Got No Balls Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Fox Viewers Confused, Panicked As Fox Briefly Does Yovanovitch Hearing ‘News’Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Roger Stone For Prison 2019 Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Deval Patrick Had A Very Bad Week Yesterday Stephen Robinson, Wonkette