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Mar 22 2018

The Breakfast Club (Never Give Up)

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

Britain enacts the Stamp Act on its American colonies; The ‘Garbage Barge’; Skater Tara Lipinski reaches the record books; The Beatles release ‘Please Please Me’; Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There’s no glory and no respect in making fun of the weak, the powerless.

Bassem Youssef

Breakfast News

Hundreds of Kentucky teachers rally to oppose benefit cuts

With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up

Saccone concedes Pennsylvania US House race to Lamb

Report: Coal’s tipping point near, but climate goals are not

As Louisiana island shrinks, state paying to move residents

Powerful storm puts California towns at risk of slides

First woman, LGBT lawmaker to lead California Senate

EU unveils new tax plans that could hit US tech giants

Russia-UK war of words over ex-spy’s poisoning gets uglier

Peru’s president offers resignation amid political turmoil

Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO

Researcher captures striking Antarctic video of minke whale

Breakfast Blogs

Pete Peterson Meets St. Peter Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect

Behold: a Good Week for Voting Rights Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Iran-Contra Cover-Up King Doesn’t Address Sessions’ Other Lies, or Conspiracy-in-Chief emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Look at all the women digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Austin Bomber tristero, Hullabaloo

“Ashamed” of the Fox “propaganda machine” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Did Cambridge Analytica Leverage Russian Disinformation for Trump? Justin Hendrix, Just Security

Why Republicans Won’t Do Anything When Trump Fires Mueller Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Shut Up and Take My Money Vacuumslayer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

NEW AND OLD MEDIA WERE BAD IN 2016, JUST THE WAY MUCH OF THE PUBLIC WANTED THEM TO BE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

ProPublica’s Reporting Error Shows Why The Government Must Declassify Details Of Gina Haspel’s Role In CIA Torture Mike Masnick, Techdirt