The Breakfast Club (Restless)

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

Allied troops begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France; President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial ends with his acquittal; Actor John Wayne; Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie marry

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We weren’t put here to be miserable. We were put here to do the best we can, and we should take our energy and improve our state of being.

Lenny Kravitz

Breakfast News

Problem with container spurs evacuation at nuke waste dump

Bill to create health care price controls in California dies

Sheriff: Parents, don’t bring guns to school lockdowns

Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional

US seeks forfeiture of illegally imported Syrian mosaic

Idaho town told not to drink water amid contamination scare

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates

Visitors to zoo witness gorilla birth in exhibit

UC Berkeley wants help naming 3 fluffy peregrine chicks

Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

Venezuela’s ex-oil czar sees economic collapse accelerating

Search for ‘lost brides’ of Cyprus stirs painful past

Breakfast Blogs

This President* Doesn’t Get to Say These Disgusting Things in Our Name Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The White House Hid Paul Manafort’s Enthusiasm for the June 9 Meeting When Leaking Don Jr’s Email emptywheel, aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Memorial Day Weekend Reading Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Mad as tinfoil hatters Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Attacking Our Civic Faith Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare

A Major Victory For Human Freedom, Equality, And Dignity Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: While My Caviar Gently Weeps driftglass, at his blog


Amazon Alexa Instantaneously Justifies Years Of Surveillance Paranoia Karl Bode, Techdirt

ICE Trying To Deport Journalist For Reporting On Abusive ICE Behavior Mike Masnick, Techdirt