The Breakfast Club (Hanukkah – Day 3)

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

Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann sentenced to death; Bandleader Glenn Miller disappears over the English Channel; The Bill of Rights takes effect; Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull killed; Walt Disney dies at age 65.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When people keep telling you that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it.

Margaret Chase Smith

Breakfast News

FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality

Homegrown attacks rising worry in U.S. as Islamic State weakens abroad

Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

EPA seeks input to rework rule on lead in drinking water

Hunger at Damascus’ door as Syrian government blocks aid

U.S. weather forecaster sees La Niña chances exceeding 80 percent

As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

Ukraine leader welcomes EU’s extension of sanctions on Russia

Watchdog says Gulf rift taking toll on ordinary citizens

EU Parliament calls on Myanmar to free Reuters journalists

Bermuda bans gay marriage months after legalizing it

Oldest polar bear in US celebrates 37th birthday

Breakfast Blogs

Merry Christmas, Roy Moore Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Does the Strzok Text Dump Differ from Jim Comey’s July 5, 2016 Speech? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Hey ladies get busy. Time to procreate and MAGA! digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Epic takedown of RW conspiracy theory of why Jones won Spocko, Hullabaloo

Delivering for black voters Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Desegregation Has Never Happened Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why is legal academia still remaining (mostly) silent on Alex Kozinski? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Australian Government Wants To Punish Whistleblowers And Journalists Who Leak Classified Documents With Up To 20 Years In Prison Glynn Moody, Techdirt

Two Separate Studies Show That The Vast Majority Of People Who Said They Support Ajit Pai’s Plan… Were Fake Mike Masnick, Techdirt