The Breakfast Club (Party of Principle)

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

Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Breakfast News

As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Undaunted, US global media chief plows ahead with changes

Reports: Washington to shed ‘Redskins’ name Monday

Activists seek to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms in DC

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Asia Today: Australian hot spot sees new virus cases decline

Exit poll: Duda leads Poland’s tight presidential runoff

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

UN approves aid to Syria’s rebel area through 1 crossing

Libyan forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Breakfast Blogs

This Was a Straight-Up Mob-Style Transaction Charles P.Pierce, Esquire Politics

Reggie Walton Seems Interested Revealing Some of Mueller’s Referrals emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The utterly shameless Betsy DeVos digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why city councils aren’t passing mask laws Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Growing the electoral choir, Part 2 Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Seattle Police Department Says They’ll Fire Most of Their Non-White Officers If the City Cuts Police Budget Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The Roger Stone Commutation Is Even More Corrupt Than It SeemsQuinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Evangelicals and patriarchy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 654 Erik Loomis, Lawyers,Guns and Money

The Ismus of Enema Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Lady Who Tried To Cancel Everyone’s Bread Baking Is So Mad She Got ‘Cancel Cultured’ Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Grown-Ass President Wants A Cookie For Wearing A Mask In Public Stephen Robinson, Wonkette