The Breakfast Club (Lunatics On The Lawn)

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

Clean-up ends at New York’s Ground Zero, months after the Sept. 11th attacks; France’s Joan of Arc burned at the stake; Baseball’s Cal Ripken, Jr. begins his games streak; Bandleader Benny Goodman born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The system under which we live is owned and operated by people who do not deserve to run the world.

Tom Morello

Breakfast News

Missouri agency cites concerns at St. Louis abortion clinic

Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor’s desk

California water utilities seek relief from fire lawsuits

Illinois advances legalized pot after home growing settled

US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land

Charter schools accused of stealing $50M from California

Wildfire prompts evacuation of 50 homes in Florida

No end seen to struggle as Mississippi flood enters month 4

Israel heads to election as Netanyahu fails to form govt

Brazil’s anti-graft crusader struggles in Bolsonaro gov’t

AP: Purdue foreign arm caught up in opioid probe in Europe

Jordan stands by 2-state Israel-Palestinian solution

South Africa’s president names Cabinet that is 50% women

China dangles a potentially harmful new threat in trade war

Bosnian war-crimes suspect detained in Romania

Breakfast Blogs

Mitch McConnell Did Not ‘Reverse’ His Position on the Supreme Court. His Position Is Only Republicans Can Fill It. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller’s Emphasis: Russia’s Greater than Two Efforts to Interfere in the Election emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Barr is a big, fat liar digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Question tristero, Hullabaloo

All bets are off Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Mueller’s Message: The Obstruction That Nearly Halted Criminal Case Against Russians Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Matter of M-S- and the Continuing Battle Over ‘Zero Tolerance’ Andrew Patterson, Lawfare

What is a “Good” School? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Can This Be Happening Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Before It Is Lost To History… driftglass, at his blog

Uneasy Lies Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

MITCH McCONNELL: I’M NOT NANCY PELOSI Steve M, No More Mister Nice Blog