Nov 14 2017

The Breakfast Club (Human Rights Duty)

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

Nazi Germany bombs English town of Coventry during World War II; ‘Moby-Dick’ published; Nellie Bly begins globe-trotting trek; Leonard Bernstein makes conducting debut; Composer Aaron Copland born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.

P. J. O’Rourke

Breakfast News

The Latest: Iran-Iraq quake death toll reaches 445

Saudi walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

Russian TV network registers as foreign agent in US

UN agency report shows Iran meeting nuclear commitments

Investors leave Venezuela meeting with no clear insight

Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

Bipartisan analysis: Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8M

Justices add anti-abortion counseling to free-speech lineup

Firm: At least 15 people have caught fire after Taser stun

Attorneys defend Mississippi law on denying LGBT services

Nonprofit seeks personhood, freedom for 3 elephants at zoo

Novice surfer masters a pro move: Punching a shark to escape

Breakfast Blogs

Pay Attention to the Kansas Disaster: It’s What Republicans Want for the Whole Country Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller’s Watergate Prosecutor Is Liaising with the White House Lawyers, and Other Tidbits on Mueller’s Org Chart emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

I’ll smash my coffee maker. That’ll show ’em digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Does this feel like freedom? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Sin Is Sin Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Life Under Zinke Erik Loomis, Lawyers Guns and Money

Welcome Back My Friends To The Scam That Never Ends driftglass at his blog


With The US Out, Canada Gets Copyright Out Of TPP And Moves Closer To Agreement Mike Masnick, Techdirt