Apr 18 2019

The Breakfast Club (Lost Causes)

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 San Francisco earthquake; What becomes known as ‘Paul Revere’s ride’; A suicide bomb hits the U.S. embassy in Lebanon; Physicist Albert Einstein dies; Wayne Gretzky plays his last NHL game.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.

Clarence Darrow

Breakfast News

NY courts: No ICE arrests in courts without judicial warrant

Florida House OKs bill requiring parental abortion consent

California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

Arming teachers brings contentious debate in Florida Senate

Military academies begin to follow military transgender ban

Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble boy’ disease

Strong storms rumble across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas

Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren drops plastic bottle shirt

North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

EU threatens to tax $20 billion of US goods over Boeing aid

Egypt schedules 3-day referendum on constitutional changes

Emperor performs ritual to report abdication to Shinto gods

Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

Breakfast Blogs

Wisconsin Republicans Are Yucking It Up About AOC’s Green New Deal While Trade Wars Crush Dairy Farmers Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Debate We May Be Having Tomorrow: If Trump Obstructed Justice to Hide Compromise by Russia, Could that Be a Crime? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

If Donald Trump is unimpeachable then we might as well just remove it from the constitution digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

These Democrat vs. those Democrats Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The ‘NO BAN’ Act: A Needed Check on Presidential Decision-Making Harsha Panduranga, Just Security

Trump’s Planned Counter-Report Is Fair Game for Congressional Testimony Bob Bauer, Lawfare

The Armed Citizen Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Haake Take Vacuumslayer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Bart O’Kavanaugh Effect Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Very Serious People of the Republican Party Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Andrea Mitchell’s Swear Pillow driftglass, at his blog

Steele yourself Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Donald Trump Gets More Pathetic By the Day The Rude Pundit, at his blog