The Breakfast Club (Passion)

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

Civil rights marchers attacked in Selma, Alabama; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler sends troops into the demilitarized Rhineland; Movie director Stanley Kubrick dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you’re passionate about your work, it makes the people around you want to be involved too.

Wanda Sykes

Breakfast News

Memos reveal that US asylum shift targets Spanish speakers

Judge: Census citizenship question is a threat to democracy

Ahead of court ruling, Census Bureau seeks citizenship data

2 Kansas companies indicted over noxious chemical cloud

US judge eases wildfire safety plan for California utility

Ole Miss student government groups: Move Confederate statue

Push to ban LGBT conversion therapy stalls out in Utah

Latest winter storm flashes lightning through California sky

US plans end to wolf protections; critics say it’s premature

UN: 11 million North Korean need food and kids are stunted

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

Iran lawyer convicted after defending women protesters

Gas scarcity could turn Venezuela’s crisis to catastrophe

North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

Poland considers exhumations at pogrom site and Jews object

FIFA’s record finances reignites World Cup pay parity debate

Bad weather changes course of Indian Ocean exploration trip

Breakfast Blogs

Kirstjen Nielsen Can Openly Bullshit a Congressional Committee, Apparently Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Eli Lake’s Serial Defense of Bibi Netanyahu’s Clandestine Tampering Makes Him the Poster Child Proving Ilhan Omar Right emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Period Troubles. And Jokes. Echidne, at her blog

The trade deficit has exploded under the stable genius digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Focus on where you are Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The White House Counsel’s Flawed Response to Congress on Security Clearances Andy Wright, Just Security

Second Circuit Hears Argument on Facebook’s Liability for Hamas Attacks Sarah Grant, Lawfare

Will Trump accept the legitimacy of the election if he loses next November? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Dishonest Hacks Who Attack Ilhan Omar Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Campus P.C. Doesn’t Get Much More Out of Control Than This Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Left was Right About The Right All Along driftglass, at his blog

Dual Loyalty Postscript Yastrerblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Omar Fiasco John Cole, Balloon Juice