Jan 10 2017

The Breakfast Club (This Is Our Fight)

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

Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense; London’s Underground opens; The Beatles first album released in US hits store shelves; Rod Stewart born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.

Thomas Paine

Breakfast News

Talks to secure Cyprus reunification enter ‘final stages’

Germany investigating unprecedented spread of fake news online

Turkish parliament debates controversial new constitution

Brazil ordered to pay $5m to workers formerly enslaved on cattle ranch

Trudeau’s top aides have discussed Nafta with Trump’s advisers, reports say

Indian Point nuclear plant in New York will close after dozens of ‘safety events’

ACLU and Kentucky’s only abortion clinic sue over ultrasound law

Jewish centers report bomb threats in several U.S. states

Washington pot protesters have wary eye on Trump’s attorney general pick

US plans to save polar bears are toothless, says climate scientist

Sandpipers go the extra 8,000 miles to have as much sex as possible

Breakfast Blogs

Noted Grown-Up Mitch McConnell Wants Democrats to ‘Grow Up and Get Past’ Trump’s Win Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Keeping all the conflicts straight is job one digby aka Heather Digby Parson, Hullabaloo

Welcome to Trumpistan Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog

No, Meryl Streep Is Not The Reason Jeff Sessions Will Be Approved Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Projection is a Hell of a Drug Republicans Want You to Pay For Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Congressman Appoints Himself Censor, Removes Painting Critical Of Cops From Congressional Halls Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Tanzanian Farmers Face 12 Years In Prison For Selling Seeds As They’ve Done For Generations Glyn Moody, Techdirt