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.
This Day in History
Philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli born; The U.S. Supreme Court rules racial covenants in real estate are unenforceable; Joe DiMaggio makes his baseball debut; Singers Pete Seeger and James Brown born.
Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac
I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.
Scott Pruitt’s Underlings Are Running for the Hills to Avoid Going Under the Bus Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics
The Mueller Questions Map Out Cultivation, a Quid Pro Quo, and a Cover-Up (Part One, Cultivation) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
The Quid Pro Quo: a Putin Meeting and Election Assistance, in Exchange for Sanctions Relief (Part Two in a Series) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
There is such a thing as “fake news.” The GOP calls it “creative license.” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullbaloo
The Tactics of The NRA Fox GOP Intimidation Machine Spocko, Hullabaloo
Constitutional crisis watch Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo
Gina Haspel’s Nomination to Head the CIA: Why the Controversy & What is at Stake? Beth Van Schaack, Just Security
Can the Presidency Trump a Special Counsel Subpoena? Steve Vladeck, Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare
Pundit Argues It’s Wrong In Principle to Criticize the Media’s Indefensible Performance Again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money
No One Fights Harder for Our Kids Than Public School Teachers Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money