The Breakfast Club (Lying Us Into War, Again)

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.

This Day in History

Elvis Presley born; President Lyndon Johnson declares war on poverty; Ramzi Yousef sentenced to life in prison for first World Trade Center bombing. Physicist Stephen Hawking born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.

Stephen Hawking

Breakfast News

6.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

Legal group seeks federal inquiry into Mississippi prisons

Northern Minnesota county bans refugee resettlements

Lawsuit seeks to ease adoption of Equal Rights Amendment

Pharmacies say prescribers bear opioid crisis responsibility

Homeless women who took over California home gain support

Big study finds no strong sign linking baby powder & cancer

Maine governor pardons tribal attorney for 1968 pot charge

Corn spill forms smooth path on Minnesota railroad tracks

Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

Russia’s Putin visits Syria to meet Assad, a key Iran ally

Spain’s Sanchez wins cliffhanger vote to form government

Panama Canal watershed records 5th driest year in 7 decades

WHO: Death toll from measles outbreak in Congo hits 6,000

Breakfast Blogs

Susan Collins Has Once Again Decided She Is a Republican and, Therefore, Crazy Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Lackey Lou Dobbs Says the Quiet Part Out Loud: Americans Have ‘Obligations to The Leader’ Jack Holmes, Esquire Politics

The Bigger Threat for Flynn than Six Months in Prison: the Counterintelligence Language emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Use the right words or you are a terrorist-lover!” (Just don’t use the word “assassination”) digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Why Didn’t @FaceTheNation producer @hagerhoo tell viewers Gen. Petraeus works for @KKR_Co, which has major defense investments? (NYSE: KKR) Spocko,, Hullabaloo

We’re doomed Ton Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Did the Trump Administration Abuse the Redactions Process? Austin Evers, Just Security

McConnell has votes to hold Potemkin Trial Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

John O’Brien and the law school scam Hall of Fame Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It Has Been a Decade Since Russell King Posted His Open Letter to Conservative Americans driftglass, at his blog

Really/Not really, Tom Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

This Cowardly Nation Has Learned Nothing Since the Iraq War The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Congratulations, Chris Cillizza And Mitch McConnell! You’ve Both Won A One-Way Trip To Go-F*ck-Yourself-Ville! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Michael Flynn Bargains Self Up From ‘Zero Jail’ To Possible Six-Month Sentence Liz Dye, Wonkette

Who You Gonna Believe, CBP Or Americans From The Iran-ish Part Of The World? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

US Now Deporting Mexican Asylum Seekers To Guatemala Because F*ck Them Is Why Doktor Zoom, Wonkette