Feb 20

The Breakfast Club (We Stand With You)

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.

 photo stress free zone_zps7hlsflkj.jpg

This Day in History

Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American in orbit; the Rhode Island nightclub fire; Actor Sydney Poitier born; Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medalist in the Winter Olympics.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise.

Barbara Jordan

Breakfast News

Pennsylvania top court redraws voting map in boost to Democrats

Students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control after mass shooting

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

Kentucky accuses Cardinal Health of contributing to opioid epidemic

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

In Italy’s poorer south, populist party woos angry voters

Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

Germany’s Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

Breakfast Blogs

What Changed After the Vegas Shooting? Nothing. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

In Two So-Called Fact Checks of Facebook, NYT Forgets Everything It Knows about Indictments emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Meanwhile, Over In Turkey . . . Peterr, emptywheel

Trump’s gigantic conflict of interest nobody cares about digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The original Southern Strategy Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Political History of the Future: Black Panther Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mass murder – A gut-wrenching tragedy or a welcome break from the daily grind? Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog