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The Breakfast Club (Indomitable Will)

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

Mohandes Gandhi born; President Woodrow Wilson suffers stroke; Thurgood Marshall sworn in as US Supreme Court justice; Rock Hudson dies; Peanuts comic strip debut.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi

Breakfast News

In Puerto Rico, acute shortages plunge the masses into survival struggle

Hurricane Maria power outage puts old, vulnerable at risk in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas

Felons and domestic abusers in Wisconsin would be allowed to own antique guns under bill

Supreme Court back to work with major employment dispute

Catalan leader opens door to secession from Spain after vote

Canadian Sikh politician is new leader of federal New Democrat Party

At least eight dead amid Cameroon Anglophone protests

Port in Libya’s Benghazi reopens after three-year closure due to clashes

First “I do” as same-sex marriage comes to Germany

Breakfast Blogs

I Hear Griftopia Is Nice This Time of Year Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Did Google Miss a Lot of Users Affected by FISA? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Slow Death of Neoliberalism: Part 1 Ed Walker, emptywheel

The Trump Trash Talking of Puerto Rico bmaz, emptywheel

So now the hurricane victims are all “ingrates” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Playing the percentages again Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The plutocratic logic of Hefner apologists DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The People’s Front of Republicanism driftglass, at his blog

THE CHARACTER ASSASSINATION OF SAN JUAN’S MAYOR BEGINS Steve M., No More Mister Nice blog