Apr 04 2018

The Breakfast Club (Unstoppable)

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

Martin Luther King Jr. is assasinated; President William Henry Harrison dies; Hank Aaron hits 714th career home run; Maya Angelou is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.

Maya Angelou

Breakfast News

US targets waiver letting California steer emissions limits

Panel supports bill to help Hawaiians keep ancestral land

Teacher rebellion puts red-state Republicans on defensive

California proposal would limit when officers can open fire

Commemoration of King’s final speech looks to past, future

Murphy wants new opioid spending but not for commercials

US museum stalls Hiroshima exhibit over nuke weapon ban push

Zoo offering visitors buckets of ‘Detroit Zoo Poo’

Far-right, even racist views go mainstream in Central Europe

Israeli leader nixes UN deal to resettle African migrants

China vows ‘same strength’ measure against US tariffs

Egypt’s election produces surprise runner-up: Invalid votes

Poverty fuels brazen drug trade in Spain’s neglected south

China’s defense chief calls his Moscow trip a signal to US

Dinosaur footprints discovered on Scottish island

Breakfast Blogs

Job No. 1 for a Democratic Congress: Investigate ICE Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

About the Oleg Deripaska Reference in the Mueller Memo emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump News, 4/3/18 Ehidne, at her blog

The authoritarian strategy to strangle the free press digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Selling America for parts revisited Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The First Sentencing of the Mueller Investigation: A Van Der Zwaan-Song Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

What if Clinton had won? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hillary Must Have Visited! Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Oppression Through Census Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


NY Appeals Court Gives NYPD Even More Opacity By Upholding Its ‘Glomar’ Powers Tim Cushing, Techdirt