May 05 2018

The Breakfast Club (Midnight Margaritas)

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

Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte dies; Philosopher Karl Marx born; IRA member Bobby Sands during a prison hunger strike; Carnegie Hall opens in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.

Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883)

Breakfast News

Quakes, lava and gas: Hawaii residents flee volcanic threats

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in US

Illinois bill would use medical marijuana to fight opioids

Illinois coroner to poor: Pay $1000 or county keeps remains

Dozens of wild horses found dead amid Southwest drought

Missouri dog rescued after being stuck in pipe for days

Bill seeks park status for New Mexico’s stunning white dunes

As he begins a new term, Putin pushes lofty goals for Russia

In Nicaragua, deadly protest crackdown spurs Ortega critics

Peacemakers mark end of violent Basque separatist group ETA

Right on time: North Korea adjusts time zone to match South

EU chief: Don’t judge Karl Marx for his followers’ crimes

Diamond city of Antwerp now has a sparkling diamond museum

Spectacular 6-story-deep sinkhole opens on New Zealand farm

Breakfast Blogs

Scott Walker Has a Message for Wisconsin Voters: Here’s Some Cash Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Quest: Trump Learns of the Investigation (Part Four) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother: Prairie Dog pups digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Out of whack.” Totally tristero, Hullabaloo

Were you lying then or are you lying now? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

What the Law of Military Obedience Can (and Can’t) Do–What Happens if a President’s Orders are Unlawful? Christopher Fonzone, Just Security

The Cohen Reimbursements and ‘Retainers’: Tall Tales and Other Possibilities Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Targeting Roe Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Pain We Still Need to Feel, Jamelle Bouie, Slate

David Brooks: Liberal Droogies Want To Take My Stuff! drfitglass, at his blog

What’s that? There’s a glitzy building around the corner emblazoned with the Trump name? There goes the neighborhood! The New York Crank, No More Mister Blog

FOIA Heroes At The FBI Protect Superman’s Privacy; Refuse To Hand Over Secret Identity To Requester Tim Cushing, Techdirt