Apr 05 2018

The Breakfast Club (Think)

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

Bomb strikes a West Berlin disco; Gen. Douglas MacArthur and billionaire Howard Hughes die; Educator Booker T. Washington born; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sets an NBA record; Katie Couric to become CBS anchor.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

Booker T. Washington

Breakfast News

As Oklahoma teachers strike drags on, frustration mounts

Minneapolis police put teeth in stricter body camera rules

Federal judge expands tribal ID options for North Dakota

Iowa advances immigration bill banning ‘sanctuary cities’

Nation’s lowest unemployment rate is no paradise for Hawaii

Court lifts block on Montana dam in endangered fish dispute

Federal protections sought for mustangs in Montana mountains

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria’s north

Brazil’s top court spars over jail for ex-President da Silva

Iraq grapples with Iranian influence ahead of May elections

Russia loses vote to join spy poisoning probe; next stop UN

Tourists, commuters seek workarounds to French train strikes

Greek minister says country vigilant against ‘enemy’ Turkey

Milky Way core may harbor thousands of black holes: study

Climate change makes mountain tops bloom, for now

Breakfast Blogs

The Version of Martin Luther King the White House Is Peddling Is a Crime Against History Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller Tells Guy Who Legally Can’t Be a Target That He’s Not a Target, Perhaps in a Bid to Make Him Legally Targetable emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts, 4/4/18: Fake News, Paraguayan Abortion Laws And Amazon Customer Reviews Echidne, at her blog

When morons run the world digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Trounced” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Another Airstrike in Kunduz, and More Civilian Deaths Patricia Gossman, Just Security

This morning in the Dunning-Kruger presidency Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 227 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Judge Tosses Charges Against Journalist Who Published Docs Leaked To Her By A Police Officer Tim Cushing, Techdirt