Oct 18

The Breakfast Club (Hide The Pain)

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) 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

Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The real reason for comedy is to hide the pain.

Wendy Wasserstein

Breakfast News

Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge blocks latest version with hours to spare

Florida governor declares state of emergency before white nationalist’s speech

California wildfire death toll hits 41 as survivors face long road to recovery

US civic groups urge Amazon tax pledge: ‘We expect you to pay your fair share’

Raqqa recaptured from Islamic State by US-backed forces

Wave of Taliban suicide attacks on Afghan forces kills at least 74

UN report on Rohingya hunger is shelved at Myanmar’s request

Kurdish forces abandon long-held lands to Iraqi army and Shia fighters

Transport and power disruption continues as Storm Ophelia moves on

Snack attack: alligators like to eat sharks, study reveals

Breakfast Blogs

Where the Power Lies Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

ShadowBrokers’ Kiss of Death emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On That Passive Voice. Or How We Get Ourselves Sexually Harassed. Echidne, at her blog

Will this intensity translate into votes? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

I’m just a bill pill Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Larry Lessig Can Afford to be Made to Look Ridiculous Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 157 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Where all the subservient racist pure white women who want to have and rear lots of pure white babies without help from the pure white sire at? Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: Rotting Down The Bones* driftglass, at his blog

YOU COME AT THE LIAR, YOU’D BEST NOT MISS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The ‘Gawker Effect’ Is Chilling Investigative Reporting Across The US Mike Masnick, Techdirt