The Breakfast Club (Quarrels)

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

The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

Breakfast News

Judge sentences man who sent pipe bombs to Dems to 20 years

Puerto Ricans await court decision on potential new governor

New Jersey enacts 3 gun violence intervention laws

Online providers knock 8chan offline after mass shooting

Laid-off Kentucky miners head to hearing to request back pay

New Kansas governor brings sharp shift on LGBTQ foster kids

Fire risks rise in previously too-wet-to-burn US Northwest

Still blocked from Hawaii peak, telescope seeks Spain permit

Judges to hear appeal in lawsuit over John Steinbeck works

Chief apologizes after horseback officers lead man by rope

5 months on, Christchurch attacker influences others

Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of atomic bombing

North Korea fires presumed ballistic missiles as talks stall

China vows countermeasures if US deploys missiles in Asia

Putin urges arms talks with US after nuclear pact demise

UN probes corruption in its own agencies in Yemen aid effort

Breakfast Blogs

You Can’t Change Things at the Ballot Box If You’re Stripped of Your Right to Vote Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Whip It Good: Impeachment Inquiry — Better than Half Way emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Online Radicalization Echidne, at her blog

What fresh hell is this? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

It Could Get Worse tristero, Hullabaloo

Ritual human sacrifice: the price of freedom? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Gone In 30 Seconds Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Shorter NYT: Moderate white supremacists must rein in the radicals in their midst Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Tom Brokaw: The Return of the Dean of the Dead driftglass, at his blog

More mass murder Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Guest Post: The Four Politicians Who Really Need to Go Back to Where They Came From (Part 2) posted by The Rude Pundit, at his blog

The Media Is Missing the Real Story of Trump’s Racism Alex Pareene, The New Republic


We Are All Beto O’Rourke Saying WHAT THE F*CK, JESUS CHRIST, OF COURSE TRUMP’S A RACIST! Evan Hurst, Wonkette