Aug 03

The Breakfast Club (Concentrated Power)

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

Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many.

Maggie Kuhn

Breakfast News

Labour speaks out on Venezuela as pressure mounts on Corbyn

Montreal turns stadium into welcome centre for asylum seekers from US

Venezuela poll turnout figures ‘manipulated by at least 1m votes’

Brazil embattled president survives vote on bribery charge

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Temperate Northwest gets blasted with furnace-like heat

Thousands show up for jobs at Amazon warehouses in US cities

Town evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire

Nebraska patrol accused of requiring vaginal exams for women

Soggy shore town OKs renewed court fight against dunes

Breakfast Blogs

Our Voting System Is Self-Sabotage Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Incendiary Lawsuit Alleging More Trump Obstruction Shows Benghazi Booster Admitting He Has No Credibility emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Sowing Confusion about Fusion Rayne, emptywheel

Echidne on Right-Wing Christianity and Politics Echidne, at her blog

Where do they find these people? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The schoolhouse door again Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Goal Is Universal Coverage, Not Any Particular Form Of Universal Coverage Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Government By Unreliable Narrator driftglass, at his blog

IS THE GOP REALLY MORE CONSPIRATORIAL UNDER TRUMP? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Former DOJ Prosecutor Steps Up To Defend DOJ’s New Asset Forfeiture Rules Tim Cushing, Techdirt

ACLU To Court: It’s Legal To Tell Bob To Eat Shit Mike Masnick, Techdirt