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Feb 24 2018

The Breakfast Club (Struggle)

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

President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain’s Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill’s Grammy feat.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

Breakfast News

Judges decline to immediately throw out congressional map

Judge agrees to halt construction of Louisiana oil pipeline

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

Missouri governor indicted under law targeting peeping toms

Midwest flooding expected to last through weekend

UN to vote Saturday on humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

EU warns Turkey after its warships force gas rig to halt

France unveils broad new plan to tackle radicalization

Putin is heir to Russia’s long disinformation experience

French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s CPAC Speech Was a Reminder of What We’ve Done to Ourselves Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Konstantin Kilimnik’s PRISM-Accessible Communications emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Dana’s got yet another secret digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Sheer Stupidity tristero, Hullabaloo

Learning to fight Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Republicans Terrified By Rules Tilted Only Slightly In Their Favor Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

HEY KEVIN WILLIAMSON, WHILE WE’RE ON THE SUBJECT OF RIGHT-WING DISHONESTY… Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

US Border Officials Have Never Verified Chipped Passports, Despite Demanding Their Usage Mike Masnick, Techdirt