The Breakfast Club (Luck)

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

Dr. Martlin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; the Sharkville massacre in South Africa occurs; Wrongly incarcerated Randall Dale Adams is released from prison; Musician Johann Bach born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?

Jean Cocteau

Breakfast News

US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change

Federal judge blocks 2nd Kentucky abortion law within days

South Dakota governor signs bills aimed at curbing abortion

Schedule glitches lead judge to deny deportation request

Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds

Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

Common ADHD medications may cause psychosis, study finds

Live Free and Fly: New Hampshire House approves state raptor

UK’s May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

Exit poll has populist party in the Netherlands making gains

Turkey’s Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

France to deploy troops to maintain security during protests

UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

Wild animals get care at private Russian center

Breakfast Blogs

Ari Fleischer and the Iraq War Ghouls Are Proof the Republican Party Needs a Total Reset Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Predictable Result of Asymmetry in Terrorism Policing: Andrew McCabe’s Demise emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Politics of The Green New Deal: The Opposition Of The Rich Ed Walker, emptywheel

News From The Weird-World. Or The New Political Reality. Echidne, at her blog

Hellfire in Hannity’s world digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

On the eve of corruption Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

New U.K. Border Security Law: A Frightening Response to the Skripal Poisoning Daphne Eviatar, Just Security

Supreme Court Reinforces Mandatory Detention of Immigrants Peter Marguiles, Just Security

Bringing Empirical Evidence to Economics Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Where For Art Thou The “Resistance”? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

oe Biden should be a complete non-starter for the Democratic nomination Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Sirota To Bring His Mad Ninja Skillz to the Sanders Campaign driftglass, at his blog