Jan 10 2018

The Breakfast Club (Confounding Science)

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.

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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

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.

George Washington Carver

Breakfast News

13 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslides

Trump administration says no oil drilling off Florida coast

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

Judges: North Carolina must redo map skewed by partisanship

Illinois transgender inmate to be moved from current prison

Animal rights group presses Army on wild horse roundups

S. Korea’s Moon wants more talks to resolve North nuke issue

Exiled Iranian royal sees chance to end the Islamic Republic

France investigating Apple’s secret slowdown of old iPhones

Russia takes aim at US over series of Syria drone attacks

Polish PM reshuffles his Cabinet to warm EU ties

Greece limits Sharia law after European Court challenge

Breakfast Blogs

Scott Pruitt Is Now a Christian Warrior for the Environment Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The terrorist nobody noticed digby ala Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“And they blew it.” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Daphne Merkin’s Misgivings on the #MeToo Phenomenon Echidne, at her blog

A New Frontier in American Ethnic Cleansing Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: Because Every Political Catastrophe Needs a Sanctimonious Equivocator — UPDATE driftglass, at his blog


Former NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty To Taking His National Defense Work Home With Him Tim Cushing, Techdirt