The Breakfast Club (Forgiveness)

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

Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins; Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon Jennings dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.

Desmond Tutu

Breakfast News

Rule could limit college response to off-campus sex assaults

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted

California governor scales back high-speed train

San Diego will sue US for releasing asylum-seeking families

Judge: US must reconsider climate impacts of Montana mine

Florida updates sea turtle nesting totals for 2018

Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine’s Day

Sinaloa cartel marches on after El Chapo arrest, conviction

Maduro challenger plans caravans for US aid to Venezuela

Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill

Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests

Sardinian shepherds pour milk on roads to protest low prices

Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

Call me by my new name: Balkan nation is North Macedonia now

Study: Ancient European stone monuments spread from Brittany

Breakfast Blogs

This Ratf*cker Hired a Ratf*cker Because He’d Ratf*cked Him So Well Previously Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On SSCI’s Investigation: Manafort “Conspired” Whether or Not Trump Also “Colluded” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Trickster God And The Yearning For A Political Savior in American Politics Echidne, at her blog

Trump’s big parade digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“the ultimate cash flow mercenary” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Supreme Court and Military Jurisdiction Over Retired Servicemembers Steve Vladeck, Lawfare

Will Trump shut down the government again? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Which led me to a cash box labelled “Children’s Fund” I’d leave the change and tuck the bills inside my cummerbund Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Media Already Fucking Up the 2020 Campaign By Giving Trump a Pass on His Lies The Rude Pundit, at his blog

It’s Green and it’s New Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names