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The Breakfast Club (Strength)

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

Soviet hard-liners mount a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev; Nazi Germany ratifies Adolf Hitler’s powers; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers convicted by Soviet tribunal; Comedian Groucho Marx dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.

Gene Roddenberry

Breakfast News

Charlottesville mayor wants special session to remove Confederate statue

U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones

Roadblocks, weapons bans as Boston braces for ‘Free Speech’ rally

Texas plans to challenge invalidated congressional districts to Supreme Court

Ranchers in parched U.S. Northern Plains welcome hay lottery

Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time, from balloons

Assad adviser: War is almost over, we must rebuild

Exclusive: Mexico’s top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results

Yemen violence worsening, more access to north needed: U.N.

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

Breakfast Blogs

A Congressional Censure of Trump Won’t Help. We Need Mueller. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Did WikiLeaks Publish the Turkish Emails? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The 2nd Amendment cannot be allowed to usurp the 1st digbby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Genuinely Sickening, On So Many Levels tristero, Hullabaloo

Unshared history Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Showing His Assange Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What Eugene Robinson Gets Wrong driftglass, at his blog

STEVE BANNON IS DESPERATE TO PERSUADE US THAT HE WASN’T FIRED JUST FOR BEING STEVE BANNON Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Because Of Course There Are Copyright Implications With Confederacy MonumentsBecause Of Course There Are Copyright Implications With Confederacy Monuments Cathy Gellis, Techdirt