Dec 18

The Breakfast Club (Chanukah – Day 6)

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

U.S. Supreme Court upholds the relocation and detention of Japanese-Americans during World War Two; U.S. begins 12 days of heavy bombing of North Vietnamese targets; Steven Spielberg is born; Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ – publicly premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.

Willy Brandt

Breakfast News

Break in winds helps California battle historic wildfire

Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey

South Africa’s ANC votes to elect successor for party leader Zuma

Billionaire Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

Remains of exiled Italian king return to Italy

New International Space Station crew lifts off

Breakfast Blogs

The Power Company Is Ripping You Off Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Poot and POTUS Plan to Move Beyond the Mueller Investigation emotywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Meet Empress Wu. Meet Hillary Clinton. Echidne, at her blog

Corker knows nuthin’ bout a #CorkerKickback digby, Hullabaloo

Panic room Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

But his emails Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Shape of the Senate 2018 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Crisis on Infinite Conservatisms: The Unending Reign of the RetCon Men driftglass, at his blog

AT THE NEW YORK TIMES, FAILURE IS AN ORPHAN, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S DELIBERATE REPUBLICAN FAILURE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog