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Apr 17 2018

The Breakfast Club (Snow In April)

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

Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

Thornton Wilder

Breakfast News

Starbucks to train workers on ‘unconscious bias,’ CEO says

Inmate: Bodies stacked in ‘macabre woodpile’ in prison riot

US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops

Arizona lawmaker expelled for harassment files $1.3M claim

Colorado teachers rally at Capitol for school funding

2018 Pulitzer winners and finalists in journalism and arts

Heavy rains ease, rescue efforts improve after Hawaii storm

Foraging bear spared by governor returns to town with 4 cubs

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

Terrorism accusation in Basque bar brawl reopens old wounds

Myanmar president grants amnesty to 8,500 prisoners

Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

Archaeologists find silver treasure on German Baltic island

Breakfast Blogs

Louisiana’s Jury System Is a Monument to White Supremacy Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Earlier in the Week, Trump May Have Looked Presidential; on Friday, He Looked Like a Criminal Suspect emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He can’t even say it in private digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Comey: Trump’s “tremendous damage” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The “NY Bureau Made Comey Do It” Defense Is Exceptionally Weak Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Purge Charter School Advocates from the Democratic Party Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I See Jonathan Chait is a Fan

IN TRUMP WORLD, IS THERE ANYONE LEFT UNCORRUPTED? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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