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.
This Day in History
A golden spike completes America’s first transcontinental railroad; Nazis burn books in Germany; Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland; Nelson Mandela takes office in S. Africa; U2’s frontman Bono born.
Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
The United States Is a Country That Tortures People Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics
Ron Wyden Makes It Clear Gina Haspel Pushed for Torture to Continue in 2005 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
Rolling with the Trumpies digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo
GOP upset and relief Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo
More Questions for Gina Haspel—The Record of False CIA Claims about Torture’s “Efficacy” Stephen Rickard, Just Security
Ohio Democrats Reject Crackpot Conspiracy Theorist Favored By Idiots and/or Republican Stooges Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money
Here’s a Theory About That $1.6 Million Payout From a GOP Official to a Playboy Model Paul Campos, NY Magazine
A Hugh Hewitt Prediction driftglass, at his blog
TRUMP EXPLICITLY DEFINES “FAKE” — AND “CORRUPT” Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog