May 07 2018

The Breakfast Club (Don’t Stop)

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

The Lusitania sunk in World War I; Nazi Germany signs surrender in World War II; Vietnam’s Battle of Dien Bien Phu; Composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky born; Glenn Miller records ‘Chattanooga Choo-Choo.’

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Breakfast News

Hawaii volcano destroys 31 homes, spews lava 200 feet in air

Connecticut lawmakers vote to join popular vote pact

AP review: More than 30 mishaps from armed adults at schools

Phoenix tops out at 106 degrees, breaking 70-year-old record

Average price of US gas jumps 7 cents, to $2.90 a gallon

Lobster prices high, but dropping as summer approaches

Airplane and oil deals at risk in Trump pullout of Iran deal

Lebanon votes in shadow of Syria war, reflecting divisions

Russian protest leader Navalny out of jail, faces 2 charges

Serbian police seal off village to prevent far-right rally

Tunisia holds 1st local election since 2011 Arab Spring

Guatemala’s crusading prosecutor exits amid praise, threats

Breakfast Blogs

I’m All for Ragging on Mitch McConnell, But This Is Nuts Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller Homing in on Trump’s Inauguration Graft emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Echidne’s Short Sunday Sermons Echidne, at her blog

Will Haspell withdraw? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

But are people better off? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

“To Us, It Was Better Than Citibank.” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fort Monroe Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Unleashing His Inner Nixon Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog

Inner Nixon: Update Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog