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May 11 2019

The Breakfast Club (Beer Party)

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

Charges dropped against Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case; Garry Kasparov loses a chess match against IBM’s Deep Blue computer; Songwriter Irving Berlin born; Reggae star Bob Marley dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Europeans are much more serious than we are in America because they think that a good place to discuss intellectual matters is a beer party.

Richard P. Feynman

Breakfast News

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law

Border Patrol wants to build new tent to detain migrants

Third-biggest US coal company files for bankruptcy

Missouri River causes new problems in areas levees broke

‘Run, Hide, Fight’ mindset making way into US schools

Endangered frogs delay cleanup in city ravaged by wildfires

Company comes to aid of students offered jelly sandwiches

US-China talks break up after US raises tariffs

Venezuela’s Guaidó promises to persevere despite crackdown

Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis

Venezuela opens sea, land access with Aruba, Brazil

South Africa’s ruling ANC coasting to win in national vote

UN court hears case of Ukraine sailors, ships held by Russia

WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don’t stop

Breakfast Blogs

Democrats Subpoena Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Through Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On the Curious Timing of Daniel Everette Hale’s Arrest emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Weekend Reading, 5/10/19: On First Women, The Trip To The Alt Right World And Back And Other Topics Echidne, at her blog

He just can’t stop obstructing digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Scaredy-cops: Should they wear badges? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

What Questions Is the Pentagon Avoiding? Kate Brannen, Just Security

Anti-Vax: The New Republican Movement Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Avoid States That Might Make Your Miscarriage A Felony Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump: Symptom or disease? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: The Pope of the High and Holy Church of Both Sides Do It — UPDATE driftglass, at his blog

Scooby Dooby Doo Where Are You Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ON BIDEN, ARE TRUMPERS FIGHTING THE LAST WAR? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog