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The Breakfast Club (Understanding)

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

Nathan Hale hanged in the American Revolution; Iraq invades Iran; President Gerald Ford faces a second assassination attempt in weeks; ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ hits Broadway; Songwriter Irving Berlin dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair

Breakfast News

Power crews scramble to Puerto Rico after Maria smashes its grid

Category 3 hurricane Maria could strengthen further: NHC

Navajo tribe says ready to sue Trump over changes to Utah monument

Illinois high court upholds former cop Peterson’s murder conviction

Nat Turner to be included on monument in Richmond

Facebook to overhaul political ads after threat of U.S. regulation

North Korea official says North may consider hydrogen bomb on Pacific Ocean: Yonhap

Venezuelans face growing queues to buy gasoline

Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte ‘dictatorship’

Breakfast Blogs

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Foxconn Deal Is Even Shadier Than It Sounds Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

One Thing Not Mentioned in Mueller Requests from the White House: The Putin Phone Call emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump Administration on Sex Education: Girls, Keep Your Legs Crossed Echidne, at her blog

Everyone who knows anything about health care hates Graham Cassidy. Even the greedheads. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Rube Goldberg. Now with more rubes. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Cruel Radicalism of Cassidy-Graham Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Here Comes Mr. Wolf. Again. driftglass, at his blog

IF OBAMACARE FALLS AFTER THE SANDERS DEBATE, BERNIE WILL PROBABLY FALL WITH IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Insanity: Theresa May Says Internet Companies Need To Remove ‘Extremist’ Content Within 2 Hours Mike Masnick, Techdirt