Apr 20

The Breakfast Club (Moral Values)

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

Mark Twain dies; Queen Elizabeth II born; WWI German Pilot Red Baron dies in combat; Annie debuts on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived: the inviolable dignity of human persons.

Helen Prejean

Breakfast News

Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

Arkansas court allows state to use execution drug

Virginia governor spares convicted murderer from execution

FDA affirms refusal to release Texas execution drug shipment

GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

Iran approves 6 to run for president, but Ahmadinejad is out

Jehovah’s Witnesses banned by Russia

Breakfast Blogs

House Republicans Have a New Plan to Make Your Healthcare Worse Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Reporters Keep Failing Us on North Korea Robert Bateman, Esquire Politics

The Think Tank Story Actually Suggests the Think Tank Wasn’t That Important emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Bill O’Reilly, Sexual Harassment and the Sound of Silence Echidne, at her blog

QOTD: Trump’s most dangerous general digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Details, details … Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

We Are Still Half Fox and Half Free driftglass, at his blog

The Greatest Neoliberal in All Neoliberalland Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“BILL O’REILLY IS A CENTRIST” IS THE KIND OF RESULT YOU GET WHEN RIGHT-WINGERS DO SCIENCE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

FCC Moves To Make Life Easier For Business Broadband Monopolies Karl Bode, Techdirt

DHS Boss Calls For More Fear, Less Encryption Tim Cushing, Techdirt