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The Breakfast Club (Calzones)

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

Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. killed in World War II; N.J. Gov. McGreevey to resign after declaring he’s gay; Russian sub Kursk explodes; Director Cecil B. DeMille born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers

Breakfast News

Kenyan president re-elected, opposition rejects result

Migrant rescue boat goes to aid of anti-migrant vessel in Mediterranean

Damaged drainage system in flooded New Orleans is nearly repaired

Audits show lax oversight by Wisconsin agency counting Foxconn jobs

Nebraska funeral picketing law survives protester’s challenge

Massive ancient statue of Iron age goddess discovered

100-year-old Antarctic fruitcake Is ‘almost’ edible

Breakfast Blogs

This Is What Happens When Citizens Get Watchful Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Marcus Hutchins, the Word of God emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Deaths of Despair. An Analysis of the Case-Deaton Conference Paper on the Mortality Rates of Middle-Aged Whites. A Re-Posting. Echidne, at her blog

Health Care wishes, Donald Trump dreams digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

In the Thoughtful, Non-Ideological Spirit of Messrs. James Damore and David Brooks tristerp, Hullabaloo

Why should anyone listen? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Putin Can’t Melt Steel Beams Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How Republican Governance Has Crushed New Mexico Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Clueless Privileged White Guys Gassing On and On: David Brooks (Now With Extra Andrew Sullivan!) drifglass, at his blog

TRUMP MAY BE ALL TALK, AND TRUMP FANS DON’T CARE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

ACLU Tells Court Long-Term Cell Site Location Tracking Should Require A Warrant Tim Cushing, Tecdirt