Aug 04

The Breakfast Club (Popular)

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

Nazi police arrest Anne Frank and family; Britain declares war on Germany in World War I; Three civil rights workers found slain in Mississippi; The Bordens axed to death; Jazz great Louis Armstrong born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We don’t go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.

Helen Thomas

Breakfast News

Flames engulf 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai

Showdown set in Venezuela as new assembly prepares for power

Truce goes into effect in another Syria ‘safe zone’

Russian opposition leader Navalny and his 2 associates fined

EU official Tusk worried Poland moving toward leaving bloc

Hacker who helped stop global cyberattack arrested in US

APNewsBreak: Feds back in ‘Gasland’ town to test water, air

Texas to move about 1,000 inmates because of prison heat

After weeklong outage, North Carolina islands get power back

Drought spreads and intensifies across US Northern Plains

Oklahoma City-area earthquakes prompt new investigation

Judge orders halt to New Jersey sand dune project

Tiny mermaid-painted shed apparently drifted 200 miles

Breakfast Blogs

Somebody in the White House Thought We Needed to Know This Stuff. Remember That. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

FBI Busts the Guy Who Saved the World from NSA’s Malware emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Dialectical Imagination by Martin Jay: Psychoanalysis in Critical Theory Ed Walker, emptywheel

Terry Pratchett As Comfort Reading In The Current Political Situation Echidne, at her blog

Local agit-prop for fun and profit digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The “Show Me Your Hands” state? Tom Sullivan, Hullabalooo

Trump’s cognitive deficits Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Politically Difficult to Eliminate Programs That People Like Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Both Sides Do It: Matthew Dowd driftglass, at his blog

IS TRUMP GOING TO TRY TO PLAY 11-DIMENSIONAL CHESS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

House Oversight Head Still Concerned Surveillance He Approves Of Is Being Used Against His Party Tim Cushing, Techdirt