The Breakfast Club (Clueless)

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

Nazi Germany’s capital Berlin falls in World War II; Artist Leonardo da Vinci dies; Civil War Gen. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson killed; Nelson Mandela claims victory in South Africa vote; Singer Bing Crosby born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.

Benjamin Spock

Breakfast News

Defiant rallies for worker rights mark May Day around world

May Day in France: six police injured as violent group hijacks Paris march

Rights group: Syria used suspected nerve agents in 4 attacks

Embattled Venezuelan president calls for new constitution

Hungarians send message to Orbán in march supporting European Union

White nationalist leader charged with harassing black protester at Trump rally

No shutdown: $1.1 trillion agreement shows Democrats’ clout

Kindergarteners among youngest schoolhouse assault victims

Milwaukee jury: Charge staffers in inmate dehydration death

Collapsed bridge in Atlanta to reopen by late May

Maine governor sues attorney general for not defending cases

Breakfast Blogs

How Handmaid’s Tale gets real digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Surviving as a journalist in the age of Trump Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Even More Trump Pressies to Women: Teresa Manning Echidne, at her blog

WSJ Aims to Restore Confidence in SWIFT … by Remaining Silent about Risks from NSA

Sunday Morning Party Line driftglass, at his blog

Finally, White People Stand Up for Military History Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If Only Andrew Jackson Had Been President In 1860 We Wouldn’t Have Had Any of These Problems Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Conservation of issues David Anderson, Balloon Juice

Homeowner’s House Burns Down, He Tries To Rebuild… But Facing Copyright Threats From Original Builder Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The NSA’s 702 Shutdown Is Good News, But There Are A Whole Lot Of Caveats Tim Cushing, Techdirt