Apr 02 2018

The Breakfast Club (Moonlight Madness)

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

Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.

Emile Zola

Breakfast News

Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor stores

States protect their carnival ride inspectors from lawsuits

Some see bitter Wisconsin race as next midterm barometer

Teens begin Mississippi-to-Memphis march in honor of King

China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Russia asks chemical weapons agency for answers in spy case

Breakfast Blogs

Today’s Reverse-Pulitzer Goes to This Trash Avalanche from Politico Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Did Ecuador Gag Julian Assange for Interference in Spain AND the US? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Parkland and the Twittered Revolt Rayne, emptywheel

The grifter at the EPA continues to amaze digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Occupy the high ground Tom Sulivan, Hullabaloo

Inside This Ex-Texas Congressman’s Absolutely Bonkers Federal Fraud Trial Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo

This Chilling Video Shows How Local TV Stations Across America Are Parroting Pro-Trump Propaganda Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones