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
President Johnson names commission to investigate JFK’s assassination; U.N. passes resolution calling for the British Mandate of Palestine to be partitioned; First flight over the South Pole; Natalie Wood, Cary Grant and George Harrison die.
Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac
History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton.
Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million
The US is responsible for 20% of those deaths
There Are Fundamental Questions Amy Coney Barrett Needs to Answer Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics
Roger Stone Demanded Lists from Rick Gates at Least Nine Times During the 2016 Election emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
Ten Quick Takeaways from the New York Times’ Bombshell Article on Trump’s Tax Returns Daniel Shaviro, Just Security
“Historical tax credits” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo
Did things just get better or worse? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo
Michael Flynn’s Lawyers File Almost Completely Redacted Kevin Clinesmith Email in Bid to Dismiss Case Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime
How to Respond to the Trump Tax Disclosures Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare
The Democratic case against Barrett should be the ACA Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money
The Producer Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 682 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money
The Forces That Wrecked Rod Serling’s “The Arena” in 1956… driftglass, at his blog
Small Ball Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names
IVANKA: DAUGHTER? EMPLOYEE? CONSULTANT? VICE PRESIDENT? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog
There’s Nothing Funny About Brad Parscale Beating His Wife Stephen Robinson, Wonkette
Ex-Director Of Refugees Brags About Forcing Teens To Give Birth Against Their Will Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette
Your Tiny Home Goes Back To The Great Depression Sarah Taber, Womkette