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Oct 19 2017

The Breakfast Club (Instincts)

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) 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

British surrender at Yorktown decides American Revolution; Stock market crash hits Wall Street in late 1980s; Napoleon’s forces begin retreat from Moscow; Concorde makes first landing in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I suffer from the same frustration that every decent American suffers from. That is, that you begin to wonder whether decent liberal instincts, decent humanitarian instincts, can actually penetrate the right-wing voice, get through the steering of American opinion by the mass media.

John le Carre

Breakfast News

Second federal judge blocks Trump’s new travel ban

ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues

Jefferson Davis elementary school in Mississippi to be renamed after Obama

Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse

Spain ready to impose direct rule on Catalonia on eve of deadline

Norway to appoint first woman foreign minister: reports

Portugal minister resigns over deadly wildfires, PM under pressure

Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

‘It’s able to create knowledge itself’: Google unveils AI that learns on its own

Breakfast Blogs

To Regain Its Sanity, the Republican Party Must Give Up Voodoo Economics Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Christopher Wray and the Myth Created by Parallel Construction emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

How do you negotiate with a pathological liar? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The President of PTSD Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Humble, Impartial Umpire Just Calling Balls and Strikes SCott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Long-Term Disaster in Puerto Rico Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hey, What Ever Happened to that Glenn Greenwald Fella? driftglass At his blog

Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case Involving US Demands For Emails Stored Overseas Tim Cushing, Techdirt