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Dec 17 2018

The Breakfast Club (Matters of Principle)

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

Wright brothers conduct the first successful manned, powered flight of the airplane. U.S. test-fires the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile; Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia; television’s Tiny Tim marries his fiancee, Miss Vicky.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

Breakfast News

All evacuation orders lifted in deadly California wildfire

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

Worries about ballot security overshadow disputed House race

For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugee

Talks adopt ‘rulebook’ to put Paris climate deal into action

UK ministers seek to downplay chance of second Brexit vote

Taliban say ‘another’ meeting in Middle East with US

Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacy

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Breakfast Blogs

Conservative Elites Will Go to Amazing Lengths to Deny People Basic Healthcare Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bumped! Rudy’s Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Strategy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump is making America better, just not the way he thinks he is digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The third insurgency Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Our Women in Washington Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

JUST A REMINDER OF WHO LED THE POLLING A YEAR BEFORE THE LAST IOWA CAUCUSES Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog