The Breakfast Club (Goals)

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

Galveston hurricane kills thousands; President Gerald Ford pardons Richard Nixon; Nazis begin Leningrad siege during World War II; Comedian Sid Caesar born; Original ‘Star Trek’ premieres on TV.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.

Sid Caesar

Breakfast News

Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

Interior Department rules against tribe in trust land bid

Ohio State seeks dismissal of suits alleging sexual abuse

NYC prosecutor’s plan could wipe out 20,000 pot convictions

Russian accused of massive data theft extradited to US

Wildfire keeps key California highway closed through weekend

US military announces plan to add troops in Germany

The Netherlands, Turkey re-appoint ambassadors to mend ties

SKorea seeks ‘irrevocable progress’ on nukes by year’s end

Far-right protests in Germany expose cracks in government

Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran consulate in southern city

Venezuela merchants face arrest for defying Maduro’s reforms

Breakfast Blogs

All the Wrong People Trust Brett Kavanaugh Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Government and Manafort Continue to Argue about the Agency of Being an Agent emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother: Cougar cubs! digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Cherry-picking precedent Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

In Defense of NYT’s Anonymous: Government “Stewardship” as a Guard Against Threats to Democratic Order Daniel J. Rosenthal, Just Security Adam Serwer, The Atlantic

The Double Crisis of the American Political System Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Brett Lied, Women Will Die Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 324 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kellyanne Told Trevor That Becky Wrote The NYT Op-Ed Because Kellyanne Is Such A Fucking Heather Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Dear Miss Manners: What’s The Proper Way To Wipe Your Nose On A Flag At A Trump Rally? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Literary Corner: The World Will Little Note Yatreblyansky, Rectification of Names


Kavanaugh, Kasowitz, and McNally: The Kamala Harris Gambit Adam Silverman, Balloon Juice