The Breakfast Club (Distraction)

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

American women gain the right to vote, as the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment takes effect; Investigators pinpoint the cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

America is addicted to wars of distraction.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Breakfast Blogs

A Lot of Dangerous People Got Dangerously Close to Holding Office Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Word “Pardon” Doesn’t Appear in the Barr Memo emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Day 183: Russian Continues to Play Roulette with the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Where Fun Goes to Die mistermix, Balloon Juice

You want an election enhancing money grab? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Your freedoms are at stake Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Sixth Circuit: Equal Access To Court Proceedings Only Applies To Those More Equal Than Others Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Lachlan Murdoch Is Big Mad That Crikey Called Him Out On His Bullshit; So Now He’s Suing To Shut Them Up Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Lawyer Who Drafted Memo for Jan. 6 Legal Strategy Says Trump Campaign Work Bars Him from Complying with Subpoena in Georgia Probe Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Rejects Wisconsin Governor’s Request for $106,000 in Attorneys’ Fees in ‘Kraken’ Case Matt Natham, Law & Crime

Judge Finally Gives Trump Lawyers Permission to Appear in Mar-a-Lago Warrant Dispute After Days of Failed Attempts Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

America’s higher ed funding mess Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Russia Tries To Steal A Nuclear Power Plant Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns & Money

This Day in Labor History: August 25, 1734 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Those Who Are Ignorant of History… driftglass, at his blog


Trump’s return is distracting the GOP — and allowing Democrats to get things done Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Here’s Your Monthly Reminder That Bill Barr Was Corrupt As Hell Liz Dye, Wonkette

No, Sorry, Laura Loomer Would’ve Been Perfect Fit For Trump’s Republican Party Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

How Long Have Feds Been Worried About Trump’s Stolen Docs? Since BEFORE He Waddled Out Of The White House Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Florida Voters Abort Career Of Judge Who Ruled Teen Girl Wasn’t Mature Enough For Abortion Doktor Zoom, Wonkette