Feb 25 2019

The Breakfast Club (Balance)

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

Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines; Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin; Samuel Colt patents the revolver; Muhammad Ali becomes world boxing champ; Musician George Harrison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance.

Barbara Jordan

Breakfast News

Oakland teachers head into 3rd day of strike

Average US price of gas jumps 10 cents per gallon, to $2.44

Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

Drivers rescued in Minnesota snow; Wisconsin pileup kills 1

Maduro opponents boost military rhetoric in Venezuela crisis

UK leader delays Brexit vote, risks further Cabinet discord

Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

Consumer goods companies preparing for climate change impact

Breakfast Blogs

Ken Starr Is Now the Biggest Fish in the Barrel of Mockery Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Mueller’s Choice Not to Elaborate on Paulie’s Lies emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Saturday Cat Blogging Echidne, at her blog

Roger’s volunteers digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Oh, Grey Lady tristero , Hullabaloo

Part of the solution Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trial Judge Declares Male-Only Selective Service System Unconstitutional Sarah Grant, Lawfare

Is Amy Klobuchar Being Treated to a Double Standard? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 419 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks, Then and Now driftglass, at his blog

How to Fix the Senate Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

DON JUNIOR: HE’S RUNNING Steve M., No more Mister Nice Blog