The Breakfast Club (Be Kind)

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 10:30am (ET) 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 Titanic sinks off the coast of Newfoundland; President Abraham Lincoln dies; Jackie Robinson becomes first African American player in Major League Baseball; US launches air raid against Libya; Cambodian Communist revolutionary Pol Pot dies; Punk rocker Joey Ramone dies at age 49.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

Henry James

Breakfast News

Latest: Arkansas judge blocks state from using lethal drug

Falling US retail sales cast doubt on further Fed interest rate rise

US sends dozens of troops to Somalia, 1st time in decades

US eyes more border prosecutions in shift for California

Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

Key US senator pushes back against Trump’s proposed aid cuts

Qatari royal family members used as leverage in Syrian population swap

French prosecutors seek to lift Le Pen immunity over expenses inquiry

Fears, scars of extremism loom over French presidential vote

Widow of Italian right-to-die protagonist turns herself in

Breakfast Blogs

Is Trump Actually in Charge? Or Is It Worse Than We Feared? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Shadow Brokers Vulnerability Equities Process: NSA Has Had at Least 96 Days to Warn Microsoft about These Files emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Cats Echidne, at her blog

Dumb bunny digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Stroking the paper tiger Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Framing, Culture Jamming, and Being a Nuisance Hecate Demeter, at her blog

Jack Shafer: Media Analysis For People Who Think Maureen Dowd is Too Deep and Too Funny Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If the label reads Republican health care market stabilization, the box will not contain market stabilization Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stupid Shit Andrew Sullivan Says: Mr. Sullivan Lines Up His Next “Real Time” Gig driftglass, at his blog

THE WRATH OF STEVE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Oregon Cop’s Inability To Keep His Hands Off A Resident’s Phone Costs Taxpayers $85,000 In Legal Fees Tim Cushing, Techdirt