The Breakfast Club (Fools Believe)

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

Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK’s PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok killed in Deadwood.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.

Carroll O’Connor

Breakfast News

Puerto Ricans have no idea who will be new governor Friday

Gunmaker asks US Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump Org over hush money payments

Medical marijuana cleared for release to Louisiana patients

Justice Department declines to prosecute Comey over memos

Texas joins states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Judge blocks copper mine project in Arizona national forest

North Korea fires projectiles in 3rd weapons test in 8 days

Walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt

Saudi changes allow women to travel without male consent

Japan OKs removing South Korea from preferred trade status

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives face test in special election

Bank of England says Brexit uncertainties ‘more entrenched’

Wildfires spread in remote Siberia, Russian Far East

Poland remembers failed 1944 revolt against Germans

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Is the Product of a Democratic Party That Was Terrified of Ronald Reagan Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Ongoing Question of Trump’s (and His Flunkies’) Susceptibility to Compromise by Russia emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The grotesque sadism of Lindsey Graham digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Round 2 or Final Jeopardy? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How Secrecy Undermines Mueller and the Defense of Democracy Jefferson Morley, Just Security

Booker Is More Liberal Than His Reputation Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Who should be in the next Democratic debate? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 518 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Once Upon a Time on Hollywood Squares… driftglass, at his blog

Mr. Bret blames the Democrats Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

No Immunity For Cops Who Arrested A Man For Creating A Facebook Page Mocking The Police Department Tim Cushing, Techdirt