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Mar 08 2019

The Breakfast Club (Certitude)

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 first American combat troops arrive in South Vietnam; The Russian Revolution begins; U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry makes his second landing in Japan; Baseball hall-of-famer Joe DiMaggio dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Breakfast News

Guidelines ask agents to target Spanish speakers at border

Uncounted Oregon votes expose election vulnerability

Bankrupt California utility wants to give $235M in bonuses

Border agency watchdog looking into caravan database

Monthly shots control HIV as well as pills in 2 big studies

A nanny state? Vermont town elects goat as honorary mayor

China’s Huawei sues to challenge US security law

Venezuela plunges into darkness amid widespread outage

UK insists Brexit talks will continue despite EU pessimism

Ukraine candidate vows ‘prison for life’ for military graft

Iran cleric linked to 1988 mass executions to lead judiciary

New Russian bill introduces punishment for insulting state

Chimps varied ‘culture’ matters for conservation, study says

Scientists discover different kind of killer whale off Chile

Breakfast Blogs

Ilhan Omar Prompted Democrats to Pass an Anti-Semitism Resolution That Puts Republicans in a Corner Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Administration Still Gaming Intelligence on Election Interference emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

In Southern Italy, The Far-Right League Celebrates The International Women’s Day… Echidne, at her blog

An otherwise blameless life digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Turn over any Trump rock Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Can Trump Organization Executives be Prosecuted for Money Laundering? Martin J. Sheil, Just Security

Man Puts Party, Country Above Vanity Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Marking the unmarked category Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Breaking! Ermahgerd! Fox News Lies! Like, All The Time! driftglass, at his blog

Less information for you and me, more information for whoever Jared writes to Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

What “Leaving Neverland” Unintentionally Reveals About Trump Voters The Rude Pundit, at his blog

HERE’S A CRAZY IDEA: MAYBE DEMOCRATS SHOULD POINT OUT THAT TRUMP ISN’T A VERY GOOD PRESIDENT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog