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Apr 05 2019

The Breakfast Club (A Bottle Of Red)

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

Bomb strikes a West Berlin disco; Gen. Douglas MacArthur and billionaire Howard Hughes die; Educator Booker T. Washington born; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sets an NBA record; Katie Couric to become CBS anchor.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.

Booker T. Washington

Breakfast News

States move to legalize CBD to end confusion over US rules

Fed’s report condemning Alabama prisons: State vows action

Court upholds Kentucky’s abortion law requiring ultrasounds

Oklahoma drops some claims against opioid manufacturers

Feds support tribe’s push for only whale hunt in mainland US

High March temperatures shortened Alaska’s winter weather

Washington wolf census finds more packs, breeding pairs

Congress invokes powers to challenge Trump on war in Yemen

Russia revamps Arctic military base to stake claim on region

EU cannot rule out Irish border points in no-deal Brexit

Libya’s Hifter orders forces to march on Tripoli

UK government, opposition search for a Brexit plan

Bolsonaro seeks to revise how Brazil’s schools teach on coup

Cholera is surging once again in war-ravaged Yemen

Aid ship with 64 migrants stuck in Mediterranean Sea

Explorer to trace flow of plastics down 10 rivers into seas

Breakfast Blogs

Charter Schools Are All About the Kids, OK? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Significance of that Word, “Summary” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Equal Pay Day 2019. Where Echidne Dons Her Economist’s Hat And Fixes Mistakes in Beliefs Echidne, at her blog

So nuclear energy in the hands of Iran is a nightmare, in the hands of Saudi Arabia, it’s ok? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Sneaky little bastages

What Has Bill Barr Done to Earn the Benefit of the Doubt? Luppe Luppen, Just Security

German Courts Weigh Legal Responsibility for U.S. Drone Strikes Emma DiNapoli, Lawfare

You *Are* The Sucker, Senate Dems Edition Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

In Which Matt Taibbi Becomes David Brooks driftglass, at his blog

Got Paranoia? Barr’s Narratology Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE REDACTIONS EVEN CONGRESS WON’T READ AND THE TAX RETURNS EVEN CONGRESS MIGHT NOT SEE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog