The Breakfast Club (Self-Help)

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 10:30am (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

An accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant; Former President Dwight Eisenhower dies; The Spanish Civil War ends; Maria von Trapp of ‘Sound of Music’ fame dies; Singer Reba McEntire born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

George Carlin

Breakfast News

Merkel celebrates German election win, challenger deflated

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina’s LGBT law: $3.76B

Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

Maryland lawmakers vote to ban drilling known as fracking

‘Fearless Girl’ statue opposite bull stays through February

Breakfast Blogs

Jeff Sessions Is in for a Constitutional Nightmare Charles Pierce, Esquire Politico

Did Devin Nunes Just Reveal NSC Is Monitoring Agency Response to Congress? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Where Have All The Women Gone? The US Politics Media After The Women’s Marches Echidne, at her blog

No, Obamacare is not in a death spiral digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Flexibility is the first principle of politics.” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Sunday Morning Party Line driftglass, at his blog

More About America’s Last True Liberal President (TM) Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Twitter Reports On Government Agencies Using ‘Report Tweet’ Function To Block Terrorism-Related Content Tim Cushing, Techdirt