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Apr 21 2018

The Breakfast Club (Something Wild)

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

Writer Mark Twain dies; Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II born; German flying ace Manfred ‘The Red Baron’ Rictoften killed in action during World War I; The musical ‘Annie’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver

Breakfast News

Judge won’t order Flint bottled water program to resume

In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

CDC expands warning in E. coli outbreak from Arizona lettuce

Baltimore mayor signs bill banning plastic foam containers

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

Russia: US did not violate red lines during Syria strikes

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

The Latest: Japan’s Abe cautious about North Korea

First clues emerge about Cuba’s future under new president

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

Breakfast Blogs

Brave Conservative Writers Are Punished By The New York Times, Which Gives Them Columns Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

On the Comey Memos emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Welcome to the rabbit hole digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Still worried about the future Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How to Ensure New Congressional War Authorization Is Not a Blank Check Tess Bridgeman, Just Security

The confidence man Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

SESTA-FOSTA Is Atrocious Legislation That Will Kill People Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Big Tent Democratic Party is Probably Not a Major Problem Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Return of America’s Sad Clown of Centrism driftglass, at his blog

IT’S LIKE A PONZI SCHEME, BUT WITH PHONY SCANDALS INSTEAD OF FUNNY MONEY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Texas Revenge Porn Laws Loses Battle With First Amendment Tim Cushing, Techdirt