The Breakfast Club (Thin Lines)

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

Lindbergh baby kidnapped; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed caught in Pakistan; Bobby Sands begins hunger strike; JFK creates Peace Corps; Ron Howard born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Erma Bombeck

Breakfast News

eacher barricades himself in class, fires gun; no one hurt

Retailers Dick’s and Walmart take harder line against guns

US Olympics chief resigns in wake of abuse scandal

West Virginia House approves raises to end teacher strike

Trump’s plan to ease climate change rules riles Californians

Agency weighs new rules for climbers’ poop on Alaska peak

Severe flood, wind warning issued for wide area of mid-South

Major winter storm could threaten burn areas of California

Astronomers glimpse cosmic dawn, when the stars switched on

EU unveils Brexit draft, ramping up pressure on Britain

Australian amnesty nets 57,000 firearms and rocket launcher

Russia and Syria clash with US and West on Syria cease-fire

Report: Russian group hacked Germany’s government network

In patriarchal Japan, saying ‘Me Too’ can be risky for women

Philippines’ chief justice expects impeachment, taking leave

Afghan president calls on Taliban to join in peace talks

Russia reinstated into Olympic movement after doping scandal

Heavy winter weather batters UK, European mainland

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Time for ‘Law-Abiding Gun Owners’ to Earn Their Keep Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller Wants to Know How Far the Game of Email Telephone Got within the Trump Campaign emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Lies Beneath the Gates Rayne, emptywheel

The Creation Of Fake News on the Parkland Slaughter Echidne, at her blog

Sex and Trump and Deripaska digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A Teacher With A Gun tristero, Hullabaloo

Revealed! The secret reason FedEx supports the slaught lobby Spocko, Hullabaloo

Democrats “cleaning up” in special elections Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Party of the Rule of Law Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

And then we gave school superintendents shoulder-fired stinger missiles Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money


AT&T Continues Its Bullshit Sales Pitch For A Fake Net Neutrality Law Karl Bode, Techdirt