May 11 2018

The Breakfast Club (Never Give Up)

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

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Richard P. Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988)

Breakfast News

APNewsBreak: Calif. National Guard begins border training

California Supreme Court approves ban on attorney-client sex

Maryland gubernatorial candidate, county exec dies at 60

Jury selection begins in trial of Missouri governor

Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

Record flooding expected in Montana river

Idaho wildlife officials approve limited grizzly bear hunt

Petal power: Group works to preserve wild Louisiana irises

Chinese court sentences Anbang founder to 18 years for fraud

Iraq’s Sunnis wary but hopeful about upcoming election

Trump’s move likely to worsen Mideast proxy battles

Aid group: Migrants ‘prefer to die’ than return to Libya

Europe faces a wave of freed terror convicts. Is it ready?

Mahathir Malaysia’s leader again after ruling party booted

At least 44 killed as dam bursts in Kenya, officials say

Breakfast Blogs

This Town Says It’s a Church, So It Can Ban Non-Christians Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Gina Haspel Seems to Admit Knowing Jane Harman Opposed Torture Tape Destruction — Just Not Caring emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Marxian Tools and Conservative Caterpillars Ed Walker, emptywheel

Is Anger An Emotion in Politics? The Answer Is Gendered. Echidne, at her blog

Lower than low digby ala Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

They love that dirty water Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

DHS: Not Entitled to Its Own Facts Andrew Boyle, Just Security

Why We Don’t Support Gina Haspel for CIA Director: A Response to Benjamin Wittes Stephen Rickard and Elisa Massimino, Lawfare

“Wait! You didn’t see that you were being set up on the second win?” Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rudy Can Fail, A Continuing Series Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Saving Our Public Schools Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mona Charen Knows The Magic Words driftglass, at his blog


AT&T Continues Fight To Gut FTC Authority Over Broadband Monopolies Karl Bode, Techdirt