The Breakfast Club (Complex Problems)

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

Nazi Germany’s capital Berlin falls in World War II; Artist Leonardo da Vinci dies; Civil War Gen. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson killed; Nelson Mandela claims victory in South Africa vote; Singer Bing Crosby born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

School safety at forefront of teacher rally after shooting

Texas lawmakers want to make clear guns allowed in churches

Harvest of striped bass needs to be cut back in Atlantic

Florida lawmakers pass bill allowing more armed teachers

Maine becomes 1st state to ban single-use foam containers

Another asylum-seeker makes national poetry contest finals

Venezuelans take to streets as uprising attempt sputters

Agitators, tear gas cloud May Day march in Paris

IS leader outlines path forward for his group post-caliphate

UK defense chief fired over Huawei leaks, denies involvement

On 1st day as Japan’s emperor, Naruhito vows to pursue peace

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

Garbage clogs once-clear rivers in Bosnia, govt is blamed

Thailand’s king appoints his consort as queen

Chinese fossil sheds light on mysterious Neanderthal kin

Breakfast Blogs

William Barr Is a Flunky in Service to a Crooked Presidency* Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

William Barr Absolved Trump of Obstruction without Having the Faintest Clue What He Obstructed emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Where Echidne Grumbles About Algorithms Echidne, at her blog

Bill Barr, unitary executive extremist digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Defiled hard Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

READ: Mueller Letter To Barr Reveals New Contacts Over Release Of Report Josh Kovensky, Talking Points Memo

Barr to Senate: President is Not Immune from Prosecutor Declaration of Indictable Offense Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Dead Souls Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

William Barr Thinks Donald Trump Is Above the Law Dahlia Lithwick, Slate