Mar 06 2019

The Breakfast Club (Slow Process)

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 Alamo falls; The Dred Scott decision brings America closer to Civil War; Renaissance artist Michelangelo born; Walter Cronkite leaves ‘The CBS Evening News’; Ed McMahon and Rob Reiner born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s a very slow process – two steps forward, one step back – but I’m inching in the right direction.

Rob Reiner

Breakfast News

New Mexico sues US Air Force over groundwater contamination

US border officials to build new facility for migrants as arrivals surge

California officials focus on forest management after fires

Evacuations in California take place as storm approaches

UK minister says Brexit talks yield ‘positive’ signals

Macron’s plea for Europe lays down battle lines for May vote

Venezuela’s adversaries seek to show resolve in crisis

Reports: NKorea rebuilding structures at rocket site

UN report on firms linked to Israeli settlements stalls anew

Group: Hundreds of Iraqi IS child suspects arrested

Alliance to save blue whales from ships stalled by Sri Lanka

Breakfast Blogs

The Democrats Who Flinch at Every Republican Attack Should Listen to Ulysses S. Grant Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Metadata of the HJC Requests emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Does Google Discriminate Against Men In Pay? Echidne, at her blog

Yes, the convicted liar is more credible than the President of the United States digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Standing athwart democracy Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress About “Collusion” in General—Not just the Moscow Tower deal Ryan Goodman, Just Security

New York Lawsuit Challenges Replacement of Immigration Court Hearings with Video Technology Jessica Zhang and Andrew Patterson, Lawfare

Islamophobia in Action Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Moral Importance Of Luck Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks and the Impossible Moon Rocket driftglass, at his blog

Dual Loyalty Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names