Apr 12 2019

The Breakfast Club (What Will Be)

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

President Franklin Roosevelt dies; The American Civil War begins with the attack on Ft. Sumter; Yuri Gagarin is the first man to fly in space; Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off on its first mission; Late night TV host David Letterman born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

Khalil Gibran

Breakfast News

Ohio governor signs ban on abortion after 1st heartbeat

Arizona governor signs repeal of HIV/AIDS instruction law

Gun groups: Million-plus extended magazines flood California

udge says public housing gun ban is unconstitutional

Police again step in as Texas lawmaker halts abortion bill

Medical association blasts military’s transgender policy

Agriculture report shows fewer but larger farms in US

EPA won’t make GE restart Hudson dredging for now

Herbal supplement kratom is tied to more US deaths

‘Bomb cyclone’ snow, wind impacts Midwest, Great Lakes

US bars entry to Palestinian founder of Israel boycott group

Ukraine campaign heats up with new court, truck video

South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban

France’s Macron plays hard ball in EU Brexit debate

New Zealand’s new gun laws get final assent to take effect

UK’s May says politicians have duty to complete Brexit

WikiLeaks’ Assange hauled from embassy, faces US charge

Sudan’s military overthrows president amid bloody protests

The Dalai Lama recovering fast from chest infection

Breakfast Blogs

Democracy Cannot Survive as This Kind of Puppet Show Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Assange Indictment and The Rule of Specialty bmaz, emptywheel

The Facts: There Is No Crisis and No Emergency, Just Trump’s Campaign Rane, emptywheel

News About Women, 4/11/2019 Echidne, at her blog

Mealy-mouthed anti-anti-Trumper reveals himselfdigby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Brain worms? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Assange Indictment Is Shot Across the Bow of Press Freedom Jameel Jaffer and Ben Wizner, Just Security

Contemplating Trump’s re-election Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Policy Details The Left Should Embrace Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Professional Cover-Up Artist Tries To Create Diversion For Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Likes to Watch The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Literary Corner: The Size of Texas, the Surprise of Death Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names