The Breakfast Club (Live To Rise)

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

Galveston hurricane kills thousands; President Gerald Ford pardons Richard Nixon; Nazis begin Leningrad siege during World War II; Comedian Sid Caesar born; Original ‘Star Trek’ premieres on TV.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Keep in mind that when public figures get in trouble for something they said, it is usually not because they misspoke, but because they accidentally told the truth.

David Carr

Breakfast News

The Latest: Montana meth use up in first months of pandemic

The Summer of COVID-19 ends with health officials worried

Virus still throwing theme park attendance for a loop

Scorched earth: Record 2 million acres burned in California

In battlegrounds, absentee ballot rejections could triple

Food banks: USDA program helped but better ways to meet need

They can dig it: New England clammers press through pandemic

India now 2nd behind US in virus cases amid economic pain

UK slaps quarantines on Greek island travelers as cases rise

Belarus activists go missing, colleagues fear detention

Almost 300 Rohingya found on beach in Indonesia’s Aceh

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering Japanese islands

UK judge rejects bid to delay Assange extradition hearing

Police probe 153 cases of horse mutilations around France

Breakfast Blogs

Mike Pompeo Saw Bill Barr and Raised Him Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The US Government Formed a New Understanding of WikiLeaks after 2016 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What happened to all that money? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

SF kids’ BLM lemonade stand Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Happy Election Quarter! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘The Heat Is On’: Legal Experts Say Postmaster General Committed ‘Stunning’ Array of Crimes, Including ‘Wire Fraud’ Colin Kalmbcher, Law & Crime

Colorado Secretary of State Threatens Criminal Referral Against President Trump Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Repairing the Rule of Law: An Agenda for Post-Trump Reform Paul Rosenzweig and Vishnu Kannan, Lawfare

LeBron v. Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Tough on China Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

RELIABLE SOURCES! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Boogaloo Bois Arrested For Trying To Join Up With Hamas Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

North Carolina Can Vote Now To Elect Cal Cunningham And Flip The Senate. Just Vote Once, Please. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette