The Breakfast Club (April Snow)

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

The United States enters World War One; First modern Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; Harry Houdini is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

Breakfast News

Pipeline opponents ask judge to strike down Trump’s permit

Houston fires renew safety debate in oil-friendly Texas

South Carolina: Moving plutonium belies Nevada claim of risk

US judge orders quicker bond hearings for asylum seekers

Judge again halts high-capacity magazine sales in California

Arkansas Senate approves bill banning ‘sanctuary’ cities

3rd federal judge blocks citizenship question on 2020 census

Saudi Arabia arrests more activists, including 2 US citizens

UK, US, and France warn Syria not to use chemical weapons

UK’s prime minister asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Drug tests then debate in Ukraine’s presidential runoff

US revokes visa for International Court prosecutor Bensouda

ICC judges allow case against Gadhafi’s son to go ahead

Germany urges EU to divvy up migrants stranded at sea

The Latest: UK’s Hunt: Assange can leave embassy whenever

Kosovo-Serbia tensions disrupts climate conference

Breakfast Blogs

Alabama Republicans Want to Legalize Political Corruption Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Irony of Glenn Greenwald Cuddling Up with Bill Barr, the Grandfather of Ed Snowden’s Phone Dragnet emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheek

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Requiem for the downward-mobile Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Privacy Rights of Terrorism Defendants, Muslim and Non-Muslim Charles Kurzman, Lawfare

How Can We Forget You Ever Existed If You Won’t Go Away? SCot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hey Joe Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Peggy Noonan Remembers Thee Olde Democratic Party Was Warm… driftglass, at his blog

Brooks on Poverty Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

White Nationalists Suspected of Fire at Important Civil Rights Location The Rude Pundit, at his blog