The Breakfast Club (Research)

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

Albert Einstein born; Eli Whitney receives patent for cotton gin; First US Astronaut in space on Russian rocket; Michael Caine and Quincy Jones born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Albert Einstein

Breakfast News

FAA relents, says it grounded 737 Max jets based on new data

California’s new governor may commute death sentences

States weigh bans on shackling jailed moms during childbirth

Facebook, Instagram suffer outages

‘Epic’ storm brings blizzards, floods, tornado to mid-US

UK lawmakers vote against no-deal Brexit, now aim for delay

Israel opens criminal probe of 11 deaths in Gaza violence

Rights group: EU complicit in violence against migrants

Italy outraged as court finds victim too ugly to be raped

Seychelles science mission chases a wayward drone, in vain

Breakfast Blogs

Gavin Newsom Has Guts for Taking on the Lizard-Brain Appeal of the Death Penalty Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Paulie’s Very Bad Day: “If the People Don’t Have the Facts, Democracy Can’t Work.” emptyweel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“You can sleep well tonight. You have friends in high places” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Affirmative action for the rich Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Max Boot: Out, Damn Spot driftglass, at his blog

Just Deserts Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

In Brief: Vice President Pence Makes the Case Against a Border Wall The Rude Pundit, at his blog

EVIL LIBERALS ARE COMING FOR YOUR TOILET!!!!1!!!1!!!! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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