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
The Chernobyl nuclear accident; John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln’s assassin, killed; Guernica bombed in the Spanish Civil War; Vermont enacts same-sex civil unions; TV star Lucille Ball dies.
Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
Surely It’s a Coincidence That a Firm Tied to a Russian Oligarch Is Pouring Millions Into Kentucky Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics
The Dispute over the Accusation Maria Butina Is a Spotter Distracts from Clear Case She Should Be Sent Home emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
Microsoft’s Damore Moment Echidne, at her blog
rump didn’t just abuse his power to protect himself digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo
Out among the Normals Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo
What Congress Should Ask Bill Barr When He Testifies Joshua Geltzer, Ryan Goodman and Asha Rangappa, Just Security
As Trump Moves to Cut Off Iran’s Oil Revenues, What’s His Endgame? Suzanne Maloney, Lawfare
No quarter Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money
The Judicial Wing of the Chamber of Commerce Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money
Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog
Inevitability Yastreblayasky, The Rectification of Names
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A “CENTRIST” IF YOU NEVER ATTACK REPUBLICANS FROM THE RIGHT? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog