Dec 19 2018

The Breakfast Club (Hair)

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

President Bill Clinton impeached; General George Washington opens camp at Valley Forge; Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol” is first published; Apollo 17 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean; ‘The Music Man’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Galt MacDermot (December 18, 1928 – December 17, 2018)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I’m a big believer in, no matter what you go through in life, as long as you can laugh your way through it, you’re going to be okay.

Alyssa Milano

Breakfast News

Lawmakers call for probe into Guatemalan child’s death

Yemeni mom wins travel ban waiver to see dying son in US

Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature

Officials baffled by large migrant groups at remote crossing

Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

Writer seeks records of probe into Pentagon Papers leak

Rare tornado damages homes in Washington state

Wetlands, lakes would lose protections under Michigan bill

Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive

UK ramps up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasse

Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitution

Belgian PM offers to resign after migration tears government

French govt offers 300-euro bonus to protest-weary police

Media freedom group records increase in journalists killed

Scary statistic: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycled

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump Foundation Was Essential Trumpism: One for All and All for Me Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Flynn Sentencing: What Comes Next? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Look who’s joined the war against Christmas digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

17 and counting Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Most Extraordinary Lesson of Two New Reports on Russian Disinformation: What They Reveal About White House Paralysis Joshua Geltzer, Just Security

Closing the Global Cyber Enforcement Gap Allison Peters, Lawfare

Apology Not Offered Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A garbage president for garbage people Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Little Red Hen Institute for Libertarian Futurism driftglass, at his blog

Out Like Flynn, Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names