The Breakfast Club (Sparks of Madness)

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

First major battle in America’s Civil War fought at Bull Run in Virginia; Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ concludes; Peace deal ends Indochina War; Author Ernest Hemingway and actor-comedian Robin Williams born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

Robin Williams

Breakfast News

US ends controversial laptop ban on flights from Middle East

Dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa shut down

Lawsuit aims to force EPA to crack down on air polluters in Texas

Dartmouth College women’s swim team on probation over sexualized hazing

Berlin to change policy towards Turkey as German citizen is held

Tories use ‘take out the trash’ day to dump controversial reports

Mexico launches pioneering scheme to insure its coral reef

Churchill tried to suppress Nazi plot to restore Edward VIII to British throne

All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

Breakfast Blogs

Oh, Look. Trump’s New Judge Compared Abortion to Slavery. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Chris Wray’s DodgeBall and Trump’s Latest Threats emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

McCain’s Brain Versus American Lives and Healthcare bmaz, emptywheel

A Literary Thought About Jane Austen Echidne, at her blog

A Modest Proposal Tom Levenson, Balloon Juice

Pathological Pinocchio digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Without rudder or keel Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How Long Has This Been Going On? driftglass, at his blog

Populist Trump Administration Continues to Drain the Swamp Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Revolt of the masses Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Massachusetts Lawmaker Wants To Make It A Felony To Have Secret Compartments In Your Car Tim Cushing, Techdirt