Apr 29

The Breakfast Club (Lost Dreams)

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 10:30am (ET) 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

Rioting hits Los Angeles after four white officers are acquitted of most charges in beating of Rodney King; Dachau concentration camp liberated; Jerry Seinfeld born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

North Carolina judges back governor over election changes

Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

Chicago schools to stay open despite lawsuit’s rejection

West Coast dockworkers to vote on deal seeking labor peace

Seoul: N. Korea fails in missile test-fire near its capital

Venezuelan formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests

Breakfast Blogs

“It’s hard work!” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

On being clueless Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

100 Days of Fail mrswhatsit9, hecatedemeter

NSA Had Found “Many” Improper Queries on Upstream US Person Data at Least by 2013 emptwheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Stagnant Wages And Slow Productivity Growth Ed Walker, emptywheel

Trump’s Gift to the Women of the World: More War, Fewer Rights Echidne, at her blog

Trump Is Succeeding on His Own Terms Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Memory Hole is Deep. The Memory Hole is Wide. driftglass, at his blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES NORMALIZES THE DANGEROUS ANARCHY IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Surprise: NSA Stops Collecting Americans’ Emails ‘About’ Foreign Targets Mike Masnick, Techdirt