The Breafast Club (Rage)

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

Chinese troops crush a pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square; World War II’s Battle of Midway begins; Henry Ford tests his quadricycle; Bruce Springsteen releases ‘Born in the U.S.A.’

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.

James Baldwin

Breakfast News

The Latest: Show of force from law enforcement in Washington

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

Journalists wage legal fights after facing protest attacks

Senate passes fix for small-business coronavirus relief

US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

Pilgrim’s Pride CEO among indicted for chicken price fixing

Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

‘Dangerous’: Around world, police chokeholds scrutinized

Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, still eyed warily

No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at re-opened museums

Ex-Ecuador president detained in COVID-19 corruption raid

Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few virus infections

Thousands in Europe decry racial injustice, police violence

EU, China postpone September summit due to pandemic

Germany wants to kick extremists out of military faster

Breakfast Blogs

There Are Consequences to Believing Nonsense Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Father of the DEA Dragnet Sics It on Free Speech emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The torture is a feature not a bug digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Lafayette Park Photo-op Massacre Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Invoking “Terrorism” Against Police Protestors Shirin Shinnar, Just Security

Department of Homeland Security Law Enforcement Agencies Require Expanded Oversight Carrie Cordero, Lawfare

‘The Press Is Under Assault’: ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Over Police ‘Deliberately Targeting Reporters’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Tear Down the Confederate Statues!Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Seniors Speak Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Shaming and shunning Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

t is difficult to get a man to understand something when his precise rank on the Fortune 500 depends on his not understanding it Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

George Floyd Protests and Trump’s Walk of Shame The Rude Pundits, at his blog

Foundering Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Trump Demands North Carolina Allow Superspreader Convention, Or He’s Taking His Germs And Going Home! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Not Bunker Baby, Trump INSPECTOR BUNKER BABY! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Mississippi Prosecutor Sorry/Not Sorry For Hilarious Joke About Protesters Dying Of COVID-19 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Park Police Didn’t Use Tear Gas ON Protesters, They Used Tear Gas WITH Protesters Doktor Zoom, Wonkette