The Breakfast Club (Out of Ashes)

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 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) 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

Deadly shootings at Kent State during the Vietnam War; Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s prime minister; Chicago’s Haymarket Riot; ‘Freedom Riders’ head South; Birth of the outfit behind the Oscars.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.

Edward R. Murrow

Breakfast News

Striking Arizona teachers end walkout, salary increases set

Missouri to hold session to consider impeaching governor

Casino workers want sex harassment policy to include guests

State defends law on abortion doctors’ hospital privileges

Oklahoma governor faces decision on gun carry without permit

US indictment alleges top VW exec knew of emissions cheating

Venezuela takes charge of big bank, arrests 11 executives

Iran’s foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

ETA formally ends armed fight, but Spain vows to prosecute

Historians name 2 Indian Ocean 19th century shipwrecks

Rainstorm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India

Breakfast Blogs

Americans Are Capable of Terrible Things Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Quo: Policy and Real Estate Payoffs to Russia (Part Three) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Sounded better in the original Italian digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Dear Deplorables tristero, Hullabaloo

No conspiracy. No conspiracy. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Presidential Norms and the Special Counsel Investigation: Disclosures to Congress David Kris, Lawfare

Nixon’s Long Shadow: Donald Trump’s Emerging Constitutional Defense Against Investigation–and Indictment Bob Bauer, Just Security

Denying the Political Potency of White Supremacy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Worst Living American Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Night of the long knaves, EPA vs. Interior edition. Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How The West Wing Screwed Us Up driftglass, at his blog


UN Celebrates World Press Freedom Day By Suppressing Presentation Of Turkey Suppressing Press Mike Masnick, Techdirt