The Breakfast Club (Civilization)

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

Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America’s first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails; Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

Sigmund Freud

Breakfast News

Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire

US appeals court upholds New Jersey limit on ammunition

Next governor will ask Walker to veto lame-duck legislation

For-profit college closes operations, surprising students

Collapsed Alaska highway ramp reopens days after quake

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

Brazil warns against sidelining poorer countries on climate

Trump’s push for tariffs squeezes a weakening global economy

Expectations low as Yemen’s warring parties meet for talks

Romania detains Turkish journalist on Turkey’s request

Serbian premier: Armed intervention in Kosovo an option

Turkey seeks arrest of 2 former aides to Saudi crown prince

Breakfast Blogs

Death, Taxes, and Chaos in Florida Elections Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Flynn’s Category C (or B iii) Cooperation: Mueller’s Expanded Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Making Murka Great Again. The Fate Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Echidne, at her blog

Mainstream Republican bigots o’ the day digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Your Tuesday heavily redacted Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How the “Arms Sales Oversight Act” Could Prevent American Arms from Contributing to the Next Overseas Crisis Daniel R. Mahanty and Erik Eikenberry, Just Security

It’s Time for Congress to Make Domestic Terrorism a Federal Crime Mary B. McCord, Lawfare

NC Supreme Court DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Consider the lobster Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 363 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Who Mourns For a Dumbass? driftglass, at his blog

Silent Sam, George H.W. Bush, and Ross Douthat’s WASPs: Nostalgia for a Time That Never Was The Rude Pundit, at his blog

DONALD TRUMP IS NOT IN ON THE CON Steve m., No More Mister Nice Blog