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.
This Day in History
Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome; Johnson urges passage of Voting Rights Act; Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers convicted of fraud; Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton; “My Fair Lady” debuts on Broadway.
Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac
Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.
How’d a Federal Reserve Nomination Become About Fossil Fuels? Allow Joe Manchin to Answer. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics
On the Benefits of Having a Career Diplomat Run CIA: “This Is One Information War that I Think Putin Is Losing” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
War for Ukraine Update 20: Things Are Continuing As They’ve Been Going Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice
The Future of the Republican Party digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo
The corrupt leading the incompetent Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo
Cops Have So Much Extra Military Gear They’re Giving It Away To Ukraine Freedom Fighters Tim Cushing, Techdirt
Federal Judge Approves of Split Sentences in Jan. 6 Misdemeanor Cases Malisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime
Every old pretext is new again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money
The seductions of catastrophe Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money
Information Warfare – March 14, 2022 Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,042 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money
Pitch: Woke Pork Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names
Mother Jones: Tucker Carlson Is Russian Propaganda. Literally. Liz Dye, Wonkette
Minneapolis Says It Can’t Afford To Pay Educators Enough To Live. The State Has $9 Billion Surplus. Robyn Pennachia, Wonkette
Maybe Trump’s Big Lie Will Help Mark Kelly Keep His Senate Seat After All Stephen Robinson, Wonkette