Jan 27 2017

The Breakfast Club (We’re All Mad Here)

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

Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz and Birkenau; Peace accords signed ending US military role in Vietnam; 3 US astronauts die in Apollo One fire; Mozart born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ said Alice. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.’

Lewis Carroll

Breakfast News

‘Global gag rule’: stop playing politics with women’s lives, MSF tells Trump

Doomsday Clock closer to midnight in wake of Trump presidency

Turkey and Russia skeptical of Trump’s plan to create safe havens in Syria

New Gambian president Adama Barrow returns home to joyous scenes

US could face human rights crisis after Trump’s xenophobic immigration orders

‘Over my dead body’: tribe aims to block Trump’s border wall on Arizona land

Standing Rock Sioux tribe says Trump is breaking law with Dakota Access order

US federal communications crackdown: what we know and what we don’t

Breakfast Blogs

Any Democrat Who Votes for Jeff Sessions Should Be Excommunicated from the Party Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Russian Treason emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Women Do Wrong. David Brooks And Others Explain Why The Women’s Marches Failed. Echidne, at her blog

I gotcher red meat for you right here digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Unpresidented. The Media and How They’re Spun Spocko, Hullabaloo

From “the dark side” to the Dark Ages Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The State of American Journalism in Two Tweets driftglass, at his blog

The Mainstream Media Lives Rent-Free In Steve Bannon’s Head, And It’s Killing Him Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Heckuva Job! Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

. Germany Finally Dumps Law That Says It’s A Crime To Insult Foreign Leaders Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Lock Them Up! Trump Staff Still Using Private Republican National Committee Email Accounts Tim Cushing, Techdirt