The Breakfast Club (Basic Human Duty)

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

Nazi Germany bombs English town of Coventry during World War II; ‘Moby-Dick’ published; Nellie Bly begins globe-trotting trek; Leonard Bernstein makes conducting debut; Composer Aaron Copland born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.

P. J. O’Rourke

Breakfast News

Asylum-seekers get attorney access before return to Mexico

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

NYPD kept database of juveniles’ fingerprints, violating law

Sour grapes: Trade war puts cork in US wine sales to China

US proposes tougher rules on work permits for asylum-seekers

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

NJ will trap turkeys troubling Jersey Shore neighborhood

Explorers discover WWII submarine that sank in 1944

Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, more violence

US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Former Conservative minister urges UK to reject the party

German parliament committee ousts far-right chairman

Afghan capital’s air pollution may be even deadlier than war

apan emperor’s harvest rite is his 1st communion with gods

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Barely Questioned the Witnesses. They Went for Delay Tactics, Half-Truths, and Utter Bullshit. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Time to Start Calling Bill Barr “Prosecutor General” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The FBI Hate Crime Report For 2018. My Criticisms. Echidne, at his blog

Trump and the Turks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Coming attractions Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Highlights of Taylor-Kent Hearing and Connections to Other Witnesses Kate Brannen, Tess Bridgeman and Ryan Goodman, Just Security

How in the tank for Trump is the Roberts Court? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Remember how the 2016 election was all about government officials using the proper information security protocols? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Impeachment Hearings: Devin Nunes Leads the GOP Shit Spewers The Rude Pundits, at his blog

IT’S THE STREAMING WARS, BUT POLITICAL Steve M., No More Control Mister Nice Blog

Is Stephen Miller A White Nationalist? A Head-Scratcher For The Ages! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

The Ratf*cker’s Dilemma Five Dollar feminist, Wonkette