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The Breakfast Club (The Thaw)

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

My Lai Massacre in Vietnam; Terry Anderson abducted; First successful liquid-fuel rocket launch; Jerry Lewis born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

James Madison

Breakfast News

Dutch PM Rutte Claims Win Over Wilders, ‘Wrong Kind of Populism’

Russian Spies Charged in Massive Yahoo Email Hack

Sexual Assaults Increased at Two of the Three Military Academies

Trump administration open to making some Medicaid recipients work, pay premiums

Russian Spy Ship Back on East Coast but Making No Waves in Washington

Elderly Americans would pay more for healthcare under new bill – and get less

Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn

Breakfast Blogs

There’s Only One Way to Settle the Russia Question Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Yahoo Indictment: Erectile Dysfunction Marketing, Plus Stuff NSA Does All the Time emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Those Lower Insurance Prices After 2020 in (T)Rumpcare Echidne, at her blog

Just bring the cash in a suitcase right to the oval office digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

T is for Trump, taxes and twofer Tom Sullivan, hullabaloo

The Quality of Tax Cuts Are Not Strained driftglass, at his blog

TrumpCare Would be the Result of Massive Institutional Failure Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On Health Care, Trump Is A Weak, Pathetic Non-Leader — And His Fans Don’t Even Notice Steve M., Mo More Mister Nice Blog