The Breakfast Club (Misirlou)

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

President Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address; Egypt’s Anwar Sadat becomes first Arab leader to visit Israel; Ford halts Edsel production; Bandleader Tommy Dorsey and actress Jodie Foster born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.

Philip Roth

Breakfast News

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

‘Angels of the sky’ offer flights into flooded Nebraska city

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

Court: Alabama can’t keep its lethal injection method secret

AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

SEC says Musk’s contempt defense ‘borders on the ridiculous’

Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

Tens of thousands converge on California ‘poppy apocalypse’

Ardern vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeks

Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

UK speaker stymies PM May’s bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots

Serbian students rally over anti-govt protest detentions

La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

Jakarta’s 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes

Breakfast Blogs

Texas Refuses to Use Voting Machines With a Paper Trail Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“I Can’t Be Seen Taking Credit for HIS Victory:” The Purpose of Roger Stone’s Paperback emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

How To Confuse With A Poll Echidne, at her blog

Health care will be job one digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What to do if a Trump supporter threatens you Spocko, Hullabaloo

Ghosts of Democrats past Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Why it’s a mistake to be a-waitin’ “the” Mueller Report (and why you should instead focus on two other reports) Marty Lederman, Just Security

Document: Pentagon Provides List of Projects Potentially Delayed for Border Wall Funding Lev Sugarman, Lawfare

The Trump Family’s Worst Capo? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Have our methods become unsound? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When the AFL-CIO Attempts to Prove That It Will Not Lead the Workers’ Movement of the Future Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down: Reruns, Because It’s Always Reruns driftglass, at his blog

The Reprehensible and the Comprehensible Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names