The Breakfast Club (Complexity)

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

Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini killed; Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein born; Muhammad Ali refuses military induction during the Vietnam War; The first space tourist; ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

Court: Employers can pay women less based on past salaries

City pushes back vote on proposal to ban police profiling

GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches

Nebraska beer stores near reservation may have to close

Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued

India bans social media sites to quell unrest in Kashmir

Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS

Abating bait: Decline in prized worms threatens way of life

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

Breakfast Blogs

“I kind of pooh-poohed the experience stuff when I first got here. But this shit is hard.” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Voting Rights Jeopardy Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Meet Rep. Robert Fisher, a New Hampshire Misogynist Echidne, at her blog

Turns Out Alaskans Won’t Get to See Russian Hacker Pyotr Levashov from Their Windows emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

2017 NFL Draft Trash Talk bmaz, emptywheel

The Gingrich Rules: Privilege Has Its Memberships driftglass, at his blog

Look Around the Table. If You Think You Spot Republicans Who Are Deficit Hawks, You Are the Sucker Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

LET’S PLAY “SPOT THE RUBES” Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Over 800 Startups Tell FCC’s Ajit Pai Not To Kill Net Neutrality Mike Masnick, Techdirt