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Dec 01 2016

The Breakfast Club (Laboratory of the Mind)

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 10:30am (ET) 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

Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama; Former communist official Sergei Kirov is assassinated in Leningrad; Beatlemania arrives in America; Actor and director Woody Allen is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Breakfast News

Eastern Aleppo becoming ‘one giant graveyard’ says UN humanitarian chief

Brazil legislators vote against anti-corruption bill even as nation mourns

Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion

‘Bogus charges’: Standing Rock activists say they face campaign of legal bullying

Oil price surges as Opec agrees first cut in output since 2008

‘Human caused’ wildfires kill four in Tennessee near Dollywood park

Breitbart declares war on Kellogg’s after cereal brand pulls advertising from site

Mexico archaeologists find temple to wind god beneath supermarket

Breakfast Blogs

Wait, Where Are the Big Macs and Taco Bowls in This Photo? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Seven Democrats Write Obama Asking Him to Declassify More Information on Russian Involvement in the Election emotywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Congratulations, West Virginia John Cole, Balloon Juice

Surprise! The Republicans no longer care about conflict of interest digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Sausage-making 101 Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Next Up on MTP Daily… driftglass, at his blog

The Demolition Derby Administration Keeps Shaping Up: Tom Price To Wreck Health Care. Echidne, st her blog

Information Warfare and the Progressive’s Dilemma dnexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Don’t Fall For Douthat’s Concern Trolling Of Democrats Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

In His Final Days, Obama Quietly Expands War Powers Before Handing Them Off To Trump Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Appeals Court Says Warrantless Use Of Stingray Devices Probably OK Tm Cushing, Techdirt