The Breakfast Club (Moon Shadow)

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

Sen. Joseph McCarthy is censured; Scientists demonstrate the world’s first artificially-created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction; Enron files for Chapter 11 protection; Colombian drug lord is shot and killed.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana

Breakfast News

EPA passes on rule covering U.S. hardrock miners’ cleanup costs

U.S. prosecutors seek arrest of illegal immigrant acquitted of Kate Steinle murder

Supreme Court’s cake case pits gay rights versus Christian faith

U.S. prosecutors could take Shkreli’s Wu Tang Clan album, Picasso

Review faults police response to Charlottesville far-right rally

Colin Kaepernick wins SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Turkish gold trader implicates Erdogan in Iran money laundering

Canadian judge suspends Quebec niqab ban

German police secure nail-filled package found near Christmas market

North Korea won’t disarm, says Russian delegation to Pyongyang: RIA

Syrian government negotiator quits Geneva talks, says may not return

Medical marijuana can now be used to treat autism and sleep apnea

Breakfast Blogs

Would You Trust This Man and a Network of Private Armies? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

HPSCI’s Big Reform to Section 702: Figure Out What “Derived From” Means, Six Months Too Late emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: No, No, and Hell to the NO on the Tax Bill [UPDATED] Rayne, emptywheel

Today’s Mulvaney Quote Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother: the Valentino of Pandas digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

How the Right Weaponizes Accusations to Destroy People and Institutions Spocko, Hullabaloo

What you have a right to expect Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Oh, Shut Up Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Charlie Sykes Interviewed the Lords of Cannibal Island Hundreds of Times… driftglass, at his blog

LYING: GOOD CAREER MOVE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Senator Wyden Asks DHS To Look Into Cell Tower Spoofer Use By Foreign Entities In Washington DC Tim Cushing, Techdirt