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The Breakfast Club (Facing Fear)

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

O.J. Simpson found not guilty of murder at his criminal trial; St. Francis of Assisi dies; Germany reunifies; Baseball’s ‘shot heard ’round the world’; ‘Captain Kangaroo’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ hit TV.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’

Eleanor Roosevelt

Breakfast News

As Trump set to visit Puerto Rico, 95 percent lack power

Supreme Court divided over curbing workers’ class-action suits

Supreme Court mulls parameters for deporting immigrant felons

Key employment dispute leaves Supreme Court divided

U.S. weighs $13 billion in disaster aid for Puerto Rico, others: officials

Kansas still underfunds schools: state supreme court

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny jailed for third time this year

Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence

Coca-Cola increased its production of plastic bottles by a billion last year, says Greenpeace

Nobel prize for medicine awarded for insights into internal biological clock

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Were So Busy Trying to Repeal Obamacare, They Ran Out the Clock on 9 Million Kids Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Putin Discovers He Needs to Indict Another Russian Hacker emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Was Slow Response to Hurricane Maria Deliberate? Rayne, emptywheel

In Praise of Day Two Quinn Norton, emptywheel

This gun fetish is killing us digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Of the 515 injured in Vegas, how many have health insurance? Spocko, Hullabaloo

A palate cleanser Tom Sullivan, Hullabalooo

The Next Steps in Republicans Facilitating Your Death by Gun Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Try a Time Machine driftglass, at his blog

I’M NOT GOING TO CRITICIZE CALEB KEETER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Appeals Court Tells Seattle Cops New Use Of Force Policy Doesn’t Violate Their 2nd Amendment Rights Tim Cushing, Techdirt