Jan 30

The Breakfast Club (Mother Of Exiles)

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

Tet Offensive begins: Nazi leader Adolf Hitler becomes Germany’s chancellor; Franklin D. Roosevelt is born; Hindu extremist assassinates Mahatma Gandhi; as “Bloody Sunday” begins; “The Lone Ranger” airs

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Breakfast News

Judge orders release of activist awaiting deportation

Court: Immigrant children don’t have right to free lawyer

Lawsuit seeks to stop big California homeless camp shutdown

Washington governor rejects permit for oil-by-rail terminal

West Virginia Pulitzer-winning paper warns of layoffs, sale

Many Puerto Ricans adrift in US hotels after Hurricane Maria

Cleveland Indians dropping Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

Turning to beet juice and beer to address road salt danger

President says Poland did not take part in the Holocaust

Seoul: North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event

German automakers face heat over tests on monkeys, humans

Romania approves first female premier amid protests

Syria violence overshadows Russia-hosted talks

Floods peak in Paris as France sees worst rains in 50 years

US conservationist, Chile sign creation of national parks

South African charity to stockpile water for dry Cape Town

Spain: Dozens of children among 329 migrants rescued at sea

Breakfast Blogs

North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Is a Lesson to the Rest of the Nation Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Carter Page Did Not Need to be a Spy to be Targeted Under FISA emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Whew digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

His own worst enemy Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Dude, At Least the Trump Presidency is an Ethos dnexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Hold My Beer, Ross” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Both Sides Don’t driftglass, at his blog


Fitness Tracker Data Exposes Military Operations, Shows What Damage That Can Be Done With ‘Just Metadata’ Tim Cushing, Techdirt