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The Breakfast Club (Decent Men)

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 10:30am (ET) 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

Islam’s Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y. Yankees retire Mickey Mantle’s number.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

North Korea launches salvo of missiles in fresh set of weapons tests

Macron launches French counter-terrorism taskforce

UK would have to declare state of emergency to change human rights laws

Rights group asks Germany to arrest CIA deputy director

https://apnews.com/4d096b3c6df743838b315b2179c34148/Lawsuit-filed-in-case-of-2-architects-of-CIA-interrogations

Kansas abandons massive tax cuts that provided model for Trump’s plan

Illinois not complying with orders to fund Medicaid: US judge

Court upholds ruling that Houston bail system is unfair

North Carolina governor presses lawmakers to redraw maps now

Czech scientists see growing risk of asteroid hitting Earth

Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

Fossil mushroom discovered from the era of the dinosaurs

Breakfast Blogs

It Is Time for Donald Trump to Leave the White House Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Dan Coats Just Confirmed He Signed the Section 702 Certificate without Even Reading the Accompanying Memo emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel]

Political Polarization. Wear Your Seatbelts, For Turbulence Is Predicted. Echidne, at her blog

He told us what he planned. But it was so cynical nobody believed it. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Living in Griftopia Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Some Presidents Are Only About That Thing, That Thing, That Thing Scott Lemieux, Lawyer, Guns and Money

In Search of The Real Americans… driftglass, at his blog

NO IMPEACHMENT BY REPUBLICANS EVER? SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT TO ME. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Snowden Explains How The Espionage Act Unfairly Stacks The Deck Against Reality Winner Mike Masnick, Techdirt