The Breakfast Club (Ingenuity)

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

Bomb attack on Madrid’s commuter trains; Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic found dead; Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of Soviet Union; General Douglas MacArthur leaves Philippines in WWII.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Douglas Adams

Breakfast News

Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

Companies decry ‘valve turners’ who shut down pipelines

Storm dumps more than foot of snow in parts of Upper Midwest

Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

Wanted: More pastures for West’s overpopulated wild horses

Canada’s no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Trudeau

Clashes break out in Yemen’s key port city after cease-fire

Algerian president back home amid mass protests against him

Netanyahu: Israel is the state of ‘Jewish people alone’

First time in Baghdad: Iran’s president to visit Iraq

German journalists say Turkey trying to silence foreigners

Breakfast Blogs

Paul Manafort’s Sentencing Produced One Last Awful Thing Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Art of the Get-Screwed-in-Your-Russian-Quid-Pro-Quo Deal emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Politics of The Green New Deal: Part 1 Ed Walker, emptywheel

“We may see a hundred-year storm for turnout” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What Are We Gonna Clutch When They Take Away Our Pearls? tristero, Hullabaloo

A crisis of public sanity Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Ripening: The House Judiciary Committee Investigation Will Bear Fruit Andy Wright, Just Security

Remembering Eisenhower’s Middle East Force Resolution Matthew Waxman, Lawfare

“Daylight Savings Time” Should be Standard Time Scott Lemiuex, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Wabtec Strike Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Center-Right Scam is the Paige Compositor of American Politics driftglass, at his blog

Socialist Surrealism Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Puritopian Centrists Unite! Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog

Cows, Gas and Trump – a nearly frere-associative ramble. Or amble. Or emotional purge, Or something. The New York Crank, at his blog