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Aug 22 2018

The Breakfast Club (Better Than College)

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 last Jewish settlers leave the Gaza Strip; President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law; Black Panthers’ co-founder Huey Newton killed; Sci-fi author Ray Bradbury and singer Tori Amos born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.

Ray Bradbury

Breakfast News

Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany

People stock up on water, ramen as hurricane menaces Hawaii

Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

Italian company says new bridge can be built in 8 months

Rockets strike Afghan capital in latest spike of violence

Aid groups urge Italy to allow 177 migrants to disembark

Breakfast Blogs

If the Republican Party Is Going to Regain Sanity, It Needs to Lose People Like Tom Cotton Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

It Is False to Claim There Was No Follow-Up to the June 9 Meeting emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Do 20% of Men “Get” 80% Of All Heterosexual Sex? Echidne, at her blog

Let’s not forget that Trump is supposed to be doing an important job digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A Question for Christians tristero, Hullabaloo

Manafort Found Guilty. Cohen Pleads Guilty. Who’s Next? Spocko, Hullabaloo

All fall down Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Trump Administration’s Brazen Duplicity in its “Human Rights Agenda” Andy Wright and Alex Whiting, Just Security

Michael Cohen Plea Agreement: Possible Meanings of the Campaign Finance Counts Bob Bauer, Lawfare

The Partisan Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 312 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ron Christie Used to Dine out on Feigned Indignation Over the Imaginary Racism of The “Democrat” Party driftglass, at his blog

Brett Kavanaugh’s Lewinsky Memo Makes One Hell of a Poem The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Trump EPA Unveils New Plans to Kill 1,400 People/Year Yatreblyansky, Rectification of Names

RACIAL BRUTALITY: NOT FIT TO PRINT AT THE NEW YORK TIMES? (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Oh No, We Are All Broke From Tax Cuts! Better Cut Social Security! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Welcome To Silkwood, Don McGahn Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

QAnon Geniuses Ready To Sue ‘The MSM’ For Making Them Look Stupid 🙁 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette