Apr 24 2019

The Breakfast Club (Hypothesis)

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

An aborted mission to free American hostages in Iran ends in disaster; Ireland’s ‘Easter Rising’ begins; Armenians face mass deportation during World War I; Singer Barbra Streisand born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You have to test your hypothesis against other theories. Certainty in the face of complex situations is very dangerous.

Richard Holbrooke

Breakfast News

California pushes talks on 1st-in-US police shooting rules

San Francisco port commission to vote on homeless shelter

Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptions

Fed watchdog probes treatment of immigrants in Texas lockup

Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid

Indictment: Ex-CEO ignored red flags as opioid crisis raged

Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Oil prices climb in wake of Iranian oil sanctions decision

Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law

Mars lander picks up what’s likely 1st detected marsquake

Egypt voters approve referendum extending president’s rule

North Korea’s Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday

Malawi becomes 1st nation to immunize kids against malaria

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites

UK’s May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Former French PM Fillon and wife to stand corruption trial

Workers install tarps to protect gutted Notre Dame from rain

Strong earthquake hits remote mountain region in India

Russia’s stray polar bear taken back to the wild

Breakfast Blogs

The Supreme Court Conservatives May Use the Voting Rights Act They Gutted to Enable More Voter Suppression Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Self-Promoting Republican Lawyer Scorned emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Funniest Reaction to Mueller Report. From Trump Himself. Echidne, at her blog

Make them take that vote digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What If They Don’t Impeach…And He Wins? tristero, Hullabaloo

Refuge of scoundrels Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump and Massive Resistance Joshua Marshall, Talking Points Memo Edblog

The Mueller Report Was My Tipping Point J. W. Verret, The Atlantic

A Caution on Congressional Subpoenas and “Constitutional Crisis” Andy Wright, Just Security

On Replacing Ken Burns’ The Civil War Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another day, another fascist outburst Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Our Neoconfederate Court Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Little Red State Fundy Turns 14 driftglass, at his blog

Befriend your interior life! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names