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Dec 24 2016

The Breakfast Club (Happy Hanukkah)

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

Apollo Eight astronauts orbit the moon; Ku Klux Klan is founded; Human voice first transmitted via radio; Suez Canal opened.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.

I. F. Stone

Breakfast News

US abstention allows UN to demand end to Israeli settlements

North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ blocking LGBT protections unlikely to see repeal

Largest US police union asks Amazon to pull ‘offensive’ Black Lives Matter shirt

Carrie Fisher ‘out of emergency’ after reported heart attack on flight to LA

Rand Paul picks on Trump, the media and Peter Thiel in annual ‘Festivus’ rant

Breakfast Blogs

Even in Great Despair, There Is Hope Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

As of August 29, 2016, Not All High Risk Users at NSA Had Two-Factor Authentication emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

James Comey and the Democrats’ outrage gap Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Sense of Place in a Time of Trouble Hecate, at her blog

Michael Gerson and The Return Of Pineapple Ice Cream Conservatism driftglass, at his blog

Will Trump Get Us All Nuked? Or Just Bankrupt Us? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Don’t Blame Loretta Lynch For James Comey’s Subversion of Democracy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Merry Christmas: Kamala Harris Files Brand New Criminal Charges Against Backpage Execs After Last Ones Were Tossed Out Mike Masnick, Techdirt