The Breakfast Club (In The Face Of Trouble)

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

Wright brothers conduct the first successful manned, powered flight of the airplane. U.S. test-fires the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile; Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia; television’s Tiny Tim marries his fiancee, Miss Vicky.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Breakfast News

Judge permits Georgia voter roll purges, plans 2nd hearing

$1.4T spending package crammed with unrelated provisions

Owners of OxyContin maker paid more after company’s big fine

NJ Assembly passes bill to bar religious exemption for shots

Amazon bans sellers from using FedEx for some deliveries

NJ lawmakers pass marijuana referendum for 2020 ballot

Mississippi man freed months after court rules racial bias

AP Exclusive: Thousands of Ohio absentee applications denied

Immigrants seeking driver’s licenses line up across New York

Oklahoma appeals judge’s $465 million order in opioid case

Puerto Rico governor to run in 2020 local elections

3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South

Across India, opposition building against citizenship law

7 years after Delhi gang rape, brutal India attacks continue

UK’s Boris Johnson talks with Trump, welcomes new lawmakers

China and Russia urge UN to lift key North Korea sanctions

A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society’s taboos

Breakfast Blogs

I Just Can’t Believe We Went Down This Road Again Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Emmet Sullivan to Mike Flynn: You Sir, Are No Ted Stevens emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Of course we should recognize the Native American genocide digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Distorted reporting tristero, Hullabaloo

How stupid does he think we are? (Need you ask?) Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Closing a Critical Gap in Cybersecurity Christopher C. Crebs, Lawfare

2020 Ratfucking Watch Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The True Infinity War Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

High Crimes Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Russian TV Can’t Stop LOLing At Putin’s Special ‘Agent’ Donald Trump Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Rudy Wanted Yovanovitch Out For Reasons That Don’t Sound Like A Mob Capo At All Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trumpers Remember Armenian Genocide With Solemn Screams, Fisticuffs At Adam Schiff Event Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Some Dick Won’t Be Terrible Partisan Democrat No More, Will Be Terrible Partisan Republican Instead Stephen Robinson, Wonkette