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Feb 14 2018

The Breakfast Club (Conspiracy to Oppress)

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

The U.S. battleship Maine explodes in Havana harbor, bringing America closer to war with Spain; The Soviet Union’s last troops leave Afghanistan; Astronomer Galileo and suffragist Susan B. Anthony born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass

Breakfast News

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

Deal reached on relocating evicted California homeless

US appeals panel kicks back checkpoint protest issue

Pennsylvania Governor Rejects GOP Proposal For New Congressional Map

Second Judge Blocks Trump Decision To End Deportation Relief For Dreamers

Hospital OKs agreement with Ohio city’s last abortion clinic

Democrats Take Florida District That Went Narrowly For Trump

A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America’s top dog

‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back

Second bald eagle hatches in Southern California mountains

Guatemalan ex-president, Oxfam chief held in corruption case

Israel police recommend corruption charges against Netanyahu

South Africa’s ruling party finally turns against Zuma

UK judge upholds arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder

Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

Tongans face long wait for services to return after cyclone

Breakfast Blogs

The Only People in Government Who Care About Russian Election Meddling Are the Spies Charles Pierce, Esquire Poltics

2018 Senate Intelligence Global Threat Hearing Takeaways emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Is the gender gap growing among blue collar workers? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hulabaloo

On the Cape Town, South Africa water crisis Gaius Publius, Hullabaloo

Predators welcome Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Because what poor people really can’t afford is dignity Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Look at What They Do, Not What They Say Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks is Sean Hannity. Really. driftglass, at his blog

IF DEMOCRATS TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY, WILL TRUMP’S POLL NUMBERS REALLY DECLINE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog