The Breakfast Club (Shading)

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

Russian cosmonaut first man to walk in space; Mahatma Gandhi is sent to prison for civic disobedience, Italy’s Mussolini agrees to enter WWII; Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube removed; Singer John Philips dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.

John Updike

Breakfast News

Christchurch gun shop sold rifles online to accused shooter

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

Israel’s Supreme Court bans Jewish extremist from election

Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise

Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters

Serbian protesters enter state TV headquarters in Belgrade

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Native Americans say movement to end ‘redface’ is slow

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

Southwest, mechanics reach tentative deal in labor dispute

Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes

Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s

Thousands turn out for St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston

Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

Breakfast Blogs

On The Christchurch, NZ, Terrorist Massacre Echidne, at her blog

The Keystone XL Pipeline Just Hit a New Snag in Federal Court Charles P. Pierce, Esquire PoliticsThe “at Least One Other District” Mike Flynn’s Cooperation Live In emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Politics of the Green New Deal: Part 2 on Capital Ed Walker, emptywheel

A different kind of vote suppression digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“It Wasn’t Just Khashoggi” tristero, Hullabaloo

White fragility is a global terrorist threat Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Two Directions Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Both Sides Do It: The Nice Polite Republicans Strike Again driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: The End of Omar Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names