The Breakfast Club (Protection)

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

US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.

Stewart Udall

Breakfast News

18K Houston-area voters removed from citizenship check

Georgia push for Equal Rights Amendment draws GOP support

US secretly shipped plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

Polar blast envelops Midwest, strains aging infrastructure

Elephant seals take over California beach during shutdown

Venezuelans take to streets in walkout to push Maduro out

Canada reducing Canadian staff at Cuba embassy by half

Egypt arrests activists after commemoration of uprising

Taliban say they are not looking to rule Afghanistan alone

EU won’t budge on Brexit deal as May seeks cross-party unity

Breakfast Blogs

Scott Walker’s Foxconn Boondoggle Is Going to Fleece Wisconsin for Years Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Disinformation Campaign Targeting Mueller and the Delayed Briefing to SSCI on Russian Election Interference emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Backsliding in Women’s Rights? Two Examples. Echidne, at her blog

Sure they’ll run from him if he loses. We can’t let them do that again. They own him. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The firefighter in the room Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Threat That Mustn’t Be Named Ned Price, Just Security

What is it like to be a billionaire? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ron Fournier: To Build a Furor driftglass, at his blog

Hispanic Evangelical Leaders: We Love You, Donald; Most Hispanics: Not So Much The Rude Pundit, at his blog

NICE EDITING, NATIONAL REVIEW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog