Jul 04

The Breakfast Club (Born On The Fourth)

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

America’s Declaration of Independence; Former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson die on same day; Israel’s raid at Entebbe; West Point opens; Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball; Neil Simon born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.

Ron Kovic

Breakfast News

US nuclear base inspection results made secret to conceal failures, critics claim

Court rejects EPA’s attempt to halt Obama-era methane rule

Indian women wear cow masks to ask: are sacred cattle safer than us?

Emmanuel Macron vows to transform France in Versailles speech

Mediterranean rescue boat charities angry at code of conduct plan

Cyprus reunification talks enter critical phase as leaders submit plans

Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan holds off Michael Matthews to win stage three

Sebastian Vettel escapes further sanction over Lewis Hamilton incident

Breakfast Blogs

This 21st Century Modern Presidency Is a Spectacular Sh*tshow Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

NotPetya: Why Would Russia Target Kaspersky AV? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Deep Echidne Thoughts, July 3, 2017: Men’s History Month, Excuses for Misogyny, Online Mobs etc. Echidne, at her blog

What kind of democracy is this anyway? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Apostasy in the provinces Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 97 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Derangement of the Havisham Hacks driftglass, at his blog

EVEN IN A MOMENT OF CRISIS, WHY WOULD TRUMP STOP BEING TRUMP? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog