Aug 18 2017

The Breakfast Club (Leadership)

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 10:30am (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

Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

Rosalynn Carter

Happy 90th Birthday to former First Lady Rosalyn Carter.

Breakfast News

CIA torture: lawsuit settled against psychologists who designed techniques

KKK denied permit to burn cross atop symbolic mountain in Georgia

U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states

U.S. rights group rethinks defending hate groups protesting with guns: WSJ

Venezuela’s new chief prosecutor vows to jail protest leaders

Canada sees ‘unsustainable’ spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

Saudi Arabia installing cranes at Yemen ports to boost aid delivery

Adopted sons of American NHS surgeon granted visas after being denied UK entry

Scientists discover how magic mushrooms make psilocybin

Yellowstone supervolcano could power America’s future: scientists

Breakfast Blogs

Human Bowling Jacket Paul LePage Equates Confederate Statues with 9/11 Monuments Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rohrabacher Can’t Remember Talking Assange Pardon with Trump But Is Sure Trump Wants Mind-Boggling Info from Julian Assange emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He holds his breath until he turns blue digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Dear Gail Collins tristero, Hullabaloo

Poor little fascist Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Abolish ICE: Workplace Safety Edition Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Wikileaks refused to publish massive hack of Russian government intel during 2016 US presidential campaign Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Calling a Fascist a Fascist Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bullshit Connor Speaks driftglass, at his blog

And Now, the Rest of the Story Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog

North Carolina Election Agencies First Learned They’d Been Hacked From Leaked Documents Published By The Intercept Tim Cushing, Techdirt