The Breakfast Club (Vigilance)

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 John F. Kennedy rallies West Berlin during the Cold War; The U.N. Charter signed; Scientists complete first rough map of the human genetic code; Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Gold Rush’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.

Pearl S. Buck

Breakfast News

Federal judges send 2020 census lawsuit back to lower court

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants

Judge allows Democrats’ lawsuit against Trump to proceed

FedEx sues US government over export rules in Huawei case

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

San Francisco is 1st major US city to ban e-cigarettes

Yankees unveil plaque commemorating Stonewall Inn uprising

Iran says ‘idiotic’ new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

Boris Johnson fails to answer questions on private quarrel

Turkey’s leader vows to heed ‘messages’ of Istanbul election

Albania’s president rejects ruling to hold local elections

Scientists successfully transfer 1st test tube rhino embryo

Cuba restores oldest Jewish cemetery as Havana is spruced up

Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Breakfast Blogs

They Moved the Kids Back to the Black Hole of Stephen Miller’s Soul Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The FBI Maintained Paul Manafort’s Email Account emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Children In Cages At The Border: A Feature, Not A Bug. Echidne, at her blog

If Democrats pass awesome bills and nobody hears about it, did it really happen? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Ravelry Gets It tristero, Hullabaloo

Really, is this what it’s going to take? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Did Trump and His Team Successfully Obstruct Mueller’s Investigation? Barbara McQuade, Just Security

Due Process for Guantanamo Detainees: The D.C. Circuit Rules in Qassim Robert Loeb, Lawfare

A minority position Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Trouble With Normal Is It Always Gets Worse Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If the beatings aren’t improving morale, why are they continuing? Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Came and Went: Chuck Todd is Darrin Stevens Edition driftglass, at his blog

Weird Endings Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IT’S OKAY IF YOU’RE A WHITE GUY WITH A GUN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog