The Breakfast Club (Masquerade)

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

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre; Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini calls on Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie; Slobodan Milosevic begins his defense against war crimes charges; Dolly the cloned sheep dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

erty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass

Breakfast News

California governor wants users to profit from online data

Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

Mississippi advances ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

Panel sends $15 Illinois minimum wage plan to House floor

Jury sides with transgender employee in ‘historic’ Iowa case

Absent Iran takes center stage at Mideast talks in Poland

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

UN court has jurisdiction to hear part of Iran-US dispute

UK government downplays suggestion it will seek Brexit delay

Breakfast Blogs

The Senate Just Did Something Surprisingly Good for Our Land Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Amy Berman Jackson Rules that Manafort Lied about Possible Criminal Activity Related to Donald Trump’s Campaign emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The authenticity BS digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Bridges not walls Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Who is Richard Burr, Really? Why the public can’t trust his voice in the Russia probe Ryan Goodman, Just Security

The Center Isn’t Where Voters Are Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

In the land of the blind: Michael Scott for president Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Just Cause Firing Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On Doing The Thing You’re Never Supposed To Do driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Very, Very on Its Way Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names