The Breakfast Club (Anomalies)

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

President Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address; Egypt’s Anwar Sadat becomes first Arab leader to visit Israel; Ford halts Edsel production; Bandleader Tommy Dorsey and actress Jodie Foster born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.

Margaret Atwood

Breakfast News

Average US price of gas drops 12 cents per gallon to $2.72

Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

Searchers in California fires step up efforts ahead of rain

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differ

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

Breakfast Blogs

A U.S. Senator Just Warned There Will Be a Civil War If He Doesn’t Get All the Policies He Wants Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A Day after Maria Butina Argues Influence Operations Shouldn’t Be Charged as Spying, Plea Negotiations Start emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts for Friday, 11/16/2018: Thongs in Ireland, On Opposition To Nancy Pelosi and Gathering Spruce Cones Echidne, at her blog

The mind of a child digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Restoring a little faith Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Latest Khashoggi Leak Violates Important Norms Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 351 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

An Addendum on Ted Kennedy D Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Your Never-Trump Friends Really Appreciate You Letting Them Crash On Your Liberal Sofa During These Difficult Times driftglass, at his blog

The Unbearable Whiteness of Chicory Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names