The Breakfast Club (Pressure)

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

Pres. Woodrow Wilson is born; John C. Calhoun becomes first US vice president to resign; Alexander Solzhenitsyn ‘Gulag Archipelago’ is published; Actor Denzel Washington & comic book creator Stan Lee are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

For all the huffing and blowing we get about rugged individualism, the American spirit and the American experiment always have had at their heart the notion that the government is all of us and that, therefore, the government may keep things in trust for all of us.

Charlie Pierce

Breakfast News

Heartbeat abortion bill veto survives day of Ohio overrides

Deaths of police officers on duty on the rise in the US

Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

Storm whips up blizzards, dumps snow in Dakotas, Minnesota

Storm front causes damage in Louisiana, Mississippi

2 dogs that escaped man’s euthanasia request find new home

6800-pound gumbo for charity, Guinness record book

Beaver bourbon, runaway peacocks: A wild 2018 in New England

Indonesia raises alert, widens danger zone around volcano

Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal

Saudi king orders Cabinet shakeup after Khashoggi’s killing

Congo election unrest spikes; EU ambassador ordered to leave

Frenchman trying to cross Atlantic in barrel capsule

Rome zoo opens new area for African penguins

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican Party as Presently Constituted Must Be Torn Down to Its Foundations. The Planet Depends on It. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller Would Not Have Needed a Foreign Intelligence Agency to Geolocate Michael Cohen’s Phone emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Let’s party like it’s 2007 digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

More perilous than the journey itself Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Gettysburg Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Endless Debt of Trade School Graduates Erik Loomis, Lawyers. Guns and Money

Glenn Greenwald Asks: Have You Stopped Beating Your Jewish Mother Yet? driftglass, at his blog

Vicinity of Prague Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Blogs

The Haiku Review of 2018: Wow, That All Really Happened The Rude Pundit, at his blog