The Breakfast Club (Race Among the Ruins)

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

San Francisco Mayor shot to death; Gerald Ford named as Richard Nixon’s Vice President; Doctors perform world’s first partial face transplant; Playwright Eugene O’Neill dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I have hope in people, in individuals. Because you don’t know what’s going to rise from the ruins.

Joan Baez

Breakfast News

Merkel’s CDU agrees to pursue grand coalition in Germany

Cuba holds municipal elections on road to Castro era’s end

Saudi-led coalition allows first aid ship into Yemen’s Hodeidah port: local officials

No Irish border deal before EU trade agreement: British minister

South Korea to review whether or not to abolish anti-abortion la

Women get chance to ‘one-up’ the men in mixed infantry units

Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

Advocates say Texas exploiting day laborers after Harvey

Condor group wants to get more hunters to avoid lead bullets

New Florida law expected to increase textbook challenges

In Indian Country, honoring flag might mean different anthem

Refugees thank adoptive North Dakota city by feeding hungry

Breakfast Blogs

Congress Must End All Non-Disclosure Agreements Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Did Christopher Steele Collect Information after Sources (Allegedly) Dried Up? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Jared’s Flynn ‘Surfing’, Election Day to Present Rayne, emptywheel

Johnstown, Revisited. Or The Plight Of The White Working Class Trump Voters. Echidne, at her blog

Winners and losers digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Stuffing the courts for Thanksgiving Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Problems We Could Be Solving Instead of Passing a Counterproductive Upper-Class Tax Cut Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Just a Couple More Friedman Units Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: Controlling The Future By Butchering The Past driftglass, at his blog

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, A NAIVE LEDE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog