The Breakfast Club (Excuses)

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.

This Day in History

Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense; London’s Underground opens; The Beatles first album released in US hits store shelves; Rod Stewart born.

Breakfast Tunes

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

After quake, Puerto Rico governor says power should be back by Monday

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

George Washington Carver

Breakfast News

House approves measure to restrain Trump’s actions on Iran

US courts rule for border walls both public and private

California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

Facebook cable plan hits resistance in Oregon coastal town

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Dixville Notch finds enough people to retain claim to fame

Baby right whale spotted with deep wounds off Georgia coast

Australia weather bureau sees no sign of cooler weather or rain to quell bushfires

World’s largest volunteer force fights Australia’s wildfires

‘Empty chairs’ across Canada’s academic community after Iran plane crash

Northern Ireland’s DUP backs deal to restore devolved government

French unions battle Macron in make-or-break pension protest

Colombia eradicates record amount of coca fields last year, president says

Spain’s top court says jailed Catalan separatist cannot be released

Breakfast Blogs

Parchman State Prison Is Like the Vestibule of Hell. It’s Not Alone in Mississippi. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Joshua Schulte’s Carefully Crafted Plan to (Metaphorically) Blow Up His Trial emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Nixon’s the one digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Once, Again, He Got Away With It. (But Actually He Didn’t) tristero, Hullabaloo

Stop me before I vote Libertarian again Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Progressive’s Guide to Corporate Democrat Speak Richard J. Eskow, Truthdig

How Political Fact-Checkers Distort the Truth Alex Pareene, The New Republic

Why the 2002 AUMF Does Not Apply to Iran Ryan Goodman and Steve Vladeck, Just Security

BREAKING! Elizabeth Warren Fails to Order Philly Cheesesteak Wiz Wit, is Cancelled Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

OUR GREEN PRESIDENT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Secretary Mnuchin Will Hand Over Trump’s Secret Service Expense Log Real Soon. Like In 2025, ‘Kay? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Republicans, Fix Your Own Damn Party And Stop Demanding Sh*t From Ours Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Congressman From ‘Hee Haw’ Wishes Democrats Hated Terrorists As Much As Trump Loves Gold Star Families Evan Hurst, Wonkette

But If Gavin Newsom Helps Fix California’s Homelessness, What Will Trump Gloat About? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette