The Breakfast Club (Swinging)

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

Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born; ‘America’ first used on a world map; U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.

Edward R. Murrow

Breakfast News

Arkansas executions: US supreme court won’t block first of two scheduled deaths

US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports

New Orleans takes down Confederate monuments under cover of darkness

Farmers fear deportation of workers could hurt livelihood

Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug case

Vermont rescues starving bear cubs after wild food shortage

UK freezes assets of North Korean company based in south London

Chile earthquake: major quake strikes off coast but no tsunami expected

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction

Court rules woman can keep her red and white striped townhouse

Breakfast Blogs

The 100 Days: Who Can Stop an Unfit President*? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

How to Spy on Carter Page emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Ross Douthat’s Sermon on Religions for Liberals And Echidne’s Counter-Sermon Echidne, at her blog

A dispatch from the Resistance digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Sunday Morning Party Line driftglass, at his blog

Working the Refs Works Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Legislators, School Administrators Back Off Cellphone Search Bill After Running Into ACLU Opposition Tim Cushing, Techdirt