The Breakfast Club (Rule of Thieves)

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

Arab oil embargo fuels energy crisis; Americans clinch revolutionary victory at Saratoga; Deadly quake hits northern California; Mobster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion; Playwright Arthur Miller born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.

Jimmy Breslin

Breakfast News

Chicago teachers to strike in nation’s 3rd largest district

Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schools

Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

Colorado appeals ruling on presidential electors

Lawsuit challenges state’s use of solitary confinement

Mormon church opposes Utah LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ ban

Grand Teton National Park removing non-native mountain goats

Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plans

Brexit talks inch closer to a deal ahead of summit

Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in Asia

US resumes assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

In Iraq, concern that Syria chaos would bring back IS

Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” drawing can go on loan to Louvre

Breakfast Blogs

The President* Is at Least Half-Mad. It’s Time to Take the Car Keys. Charles P, Pierce, Esquire Politics

On the Potential Viability of Foreign Agent Charges for Rudy Giuliani emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Lev Parnas Had A Remarkable Start On His Path To Fraud Guarantee Jim White, emptywheel

Foreign Policy chaos digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Just a Reminder tristero, Hullabaloo

Trump threatens whistleblowers and witnesses, isn’t that a crime? #AskPreet Bharara Spocko, Hullabaloo

All the Trump fraud news that isn’t Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

United Nations Backslides on Human Rights in Counterterrorism Ben Saul, Lawfare

Curating the madness Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Now my name, it is Mulvaney and I’m known quite famously Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Debate blogging Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Madman and the Turks The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Michael Flynn’s Batsh*t Lawyer Has OUTDONE HERSELF Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Trump Not Sure If Rudy Giuliani Is Literal Actual Foreign Agent ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump Tells Kurds To Go Pound Sand, Since That’s All He’s Left Them Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Wants Pelosi To Lay Off Trump, Start Passing Legislation He Can Kill Stephen Robinson, Wonkette