The Breakfast Club (A Wink Of The Eye)

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

Hitler takes Austria; FDR’s first fireside chat; Gacy convicted; Girl Scouts predecessor founded; Les Miserables opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.

Jack Kerouac

Breakfast News

Gun background check system riddled with flaws

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project

Crosses hung from Kentucky billboard advertising gun show

Fishermen of baby eels expect high price as stocks dry up

Maple syrup season gets early start in parts of New England

Xi Jinping’s rule shatters hopes for China’s liberalization

Critics of peace deal dominate Colombia election

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement loses ground in by-election

Cuba’s likely next president pledges more responsive gov’t

Breakfast Blogs

I’ll Believe It When I See It Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Has Putin Changed His Mind about Whether Russians Who Hacked the US Are Patriots Or Others? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

So Trump said he’d lift sanctions all the way back in 2015? digby aka Heather Digby Psrton,, Hullabaloo

With every instrumentality at their disposal Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Hans Against America Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Welcome to the United States Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: The Triumphant Return of “Team B” driftglass, at his blog