The Breakfast Club (Fluency)

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

Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce they are separating; The Charge of the Light Brigade – is published in Britain; Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa is elected president in Poland; Actor Kirk Douglas is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We need a president who’s fluent in at least one language.

Buck Henry

Breakfast News

Alabama doesn’t appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Schumer: Fed workers to get 12 weeks of paid parental leave

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

North Dakota county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

Deserted 5-year-old takes toddler to neighbor in bitter cold

3 Nobel winners will donate prize money to support research

1 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

UK parties in final hunt for votes before Thursday election

Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland’s youngest PM

Breakfast Blogs

The Night the Capitol Did Not Sleep Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The WikiLeaks Conspiracy: The Government Prepares to Argue WikiLeaks Has Always Been an Organized Crime Syndicate emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Blast From The Past: The Extreme Male Brain. Echidne, at her blog

You do NOT criticize Dear Leader digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Politicizing the Ledes tristero, Hullablaoo

Structural change, indeed Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

American Geopolitical Suicide Watch: Diplomatic Capital, Again Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 593 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Books, Real and Imagined driftglass, at his blog

The Strongest Possible Case Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names