Oct 17 2017

The Breakfast Club (The Twist – Not That One)

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

Arab oil embargo fuels energy crisis; Americans clinch revolutionary victory at Saratoga; Deadly quake hits northern California; Mobster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion; Playwright Arthur Miller born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A politician finds anything to do with racial problems far more frightening than a gun.

Jimmy Breslin

Breakfast News

U.S. police deaths on duty spiked in 2016: FBI

NFL to tackle protests as Trump decries ‘disrespectful’ players

EPA head seeks to avoid settlements with green groups

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo detainee’s appeal

Federal judge: Texas governor was wrong to remove atheist group’s Winter Solstice display

Search goes on for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

U.S. Senator Menendez’s corruption trial to proceed: judge

Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

Spain High Court jails two Catalan separatist leaders pending investigation

Venezuela vote dispute increases threat of new foreign sanctions

Austria’s conservative shift opens path to power for far right

U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

Groundbreaking discovery revealed: Scientists have detected gravitational waves and light from star collision

Breakfast Blogs

If Only ‘Being a Colossal Dick’ Was an Impeachable Offense Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Discussion of Unmasking Admiral Rogers Gets Closer to Admitting Types of Section 702 Cybersecurity Use emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Slow Death of Neoliberalism: Part 3 The Phillips Curve and Critical Theory Ed Walker, emptywheel

A Trump Mélange: Empathy and Its Lack, Health Care and Judeo-Christian Values Echidne, at her blog

While we’re ditching norms and rules, how about the Goldwater Rule? Digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Last Person You Want to See President tristero , Hullabaloo

The monopolyplace of ideas Tom Sullivan, Huallabaloo

Is the NFL Colluding Against Colin Kaepernick? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another Attack on Environmentalism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog


White House Cyber Security Boss Also Wants Encryption Backdoors He Refuses To Call Backdoors Tim Cushing, Techdirt