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May 20 2019

The Breakfast Club (Lie Us Into War)

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

Charles Lindbergh begins his trans-Atlantic flight; Amelia Earhart starts her trek across the Atlantic; Freedom Riders attacked in the South; Explorer Christopher Columbus, comedienne Gilda Radner die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. George Orwell

Breakfast News

Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: ‘My body, my choice!’

Tribes, environmentalists battle copper mine in Arizona

Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debt

Missing red panda found safe in tree outside Fargo zoo

In Iran, a plunging economy trumps fears of US confrontation

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants’ rights

Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU

Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heights

Breakfast Blogs

The Question Isn’t How the Republican Party Produced This Disastrous President*. It’s How It Took This Long. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“I Have Been Sending Everything to Victor:” On Paul Manafort’s Treasury-Sanctioned Meeting Planner, Viktor Boyarkin emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Righteous fury, fully justified digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

National sterilization of the mind Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Republic of Lies Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Trumpified Federal Judiciary Scott Lemiuex, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 476 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Wonders How David Brooks Ever Came To Be

Notes from the Gawker spawn Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TO AMERICANS LIKE TRUMP, THERE ARE NO WAR CRIMES, JUST LIKE THERE’S NO POLICE BRUTALITY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog