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Apr 04 2019

The Breakfast Club (Simple Answers)

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

Martin Luther King Jr. is assasinated; President William Henry Harrison dies; Hank Aaron hits 714th career home run; Maya Angelou is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.

A. Bartlett Giamatti

Breakfast News

APNewsBreak: US condemns ‘broken’ Alabama prison system

US investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

3 Midwest states demand more power over river after floods

California eyes risk pool as it struggles with costly fires

Judge defends Obama expansion of national monument in Oregon

Texas bans clergy from executions after Supreme Court ruling

Indiana governor signs hate crimes measure into law

Creeping floodwaters threaten Washington’s cherry blossoms

Police: ‘Beware of goose!’ after campus parking lot attack

UK legislates to avert chaotic Brexit as May seeks new plan

Adviser to comedian-candidate says Ukraine ripe for change

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Italy rebuffs ship with 64 migrants rescued in sea off Libya

Istanbul mayoral candidate asks to be confirmed as winner

Algeria’s shake-up raises questions about energy industry

Saudi women activists’ trials to continue after 3rd hearing

Rome mayor promises race-hate probe after Roma protest

Mozambicans line up for cholera vaccines to fight outbreak

German state to accept environmentalists’ bee-saving plan

Breakfast Blogs

The Only People Who’ve Seen the Mueller Report Are the People We Can Trust the Least Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Parallel Tracks of Disclosure on Why Manafort Shared Campaign Polling Data with His Russian Co-Conspirator emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Agnes Varda, RIP Echidne, at her blog

Ways and Means stops dragging its feet and demands those tax returns! digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

No trust at all Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Why the Mueller Report Coverup Can’t Be Allowed to Succeed Brian Beutler, Crooked

A Public-Health Approach to Countering Violent Extremism Michael Garcia, Just Security

Road Map to Impeachment Proceedings? What Watergate Can Teach Us About Unsealing the Mueller Report Stephen Bates, Lawfare

Just Not That Woman Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in the High and Mighty Principles of Rheeism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump, moral zombies and the uncanny valley Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hey, Grifters, Leave Those Kids Alone! driftglass, at his blog

All the Dems in this hipster Applebees are nuts about Mayor Pete Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

RUPERT MURDOCH ISN’T JUST A MEDIA MOGUL — HE’S AN AUTOCRAT WITH A POLITICAL EMPIRE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog