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Feb 23 2018

The Breakfast Club (Teaching Life)

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

Iconic photo captured in Iwo Jima; Persian Gulf War begins in Kuwait; Scottish scientists clone first mammal; Stan Laurel dies; Carlos Santana wins 8 Grammy awards.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.

W. E. B. Du Bois

Breakfast News

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Kansas lawmakers cancel debate on NRA-backed gun safety bill

Alabama Senate votes to allow execution by nitrogen gas

Supreme Court delays Alabama execution

First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card

Yellowstone bison again escape holding pen, but most return

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to Gaza

Top Greek court backs key bailout-linked development project

Turkey says won’t allow ‘one-sided’ gas search off Cyprus

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

Breakfast Blogs

Desperation Is Settling in for Pennsylvania Republicans Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

So — What’s New, Rick? Paul? Fresh Indictments Today on Bank, Tax Fraud Rayne, emptywheel

Fake News Can Kill
Echidne, at her blog

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-resistance-isnt-just-marches-and.html digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A pit bull in every classroom Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Student Teachers Dahlia Lithweick, Slate

Guns and capitalism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Violence, Slavery, and the Human Experience Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

You Have The Right To Remain Silent driftglass, at his blog

ON BACKGROUND CHECKS, THE NRA PRETENDS TO BE OUR FRIEND Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The Death Of Net Neutrality Will Be Official In April (Cue The Lawsuits) Karl Bode, Techdirt