Jan 04 2019

The Breakfast Club (Real Money)

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

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel suffers a stroke and lapses into a coma; the inventor of braille is born; Jesse Ventura sworn in as Minnesota’s governor, poet T.S. Eliot dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.

Everett Dirksen

Breakfast News

Powerful Chicago council member charged in federal probe

Zinke denies report that he lied to Interior investigators

Dartmouth College announces plan to fight sexual misconduct

Attorney general supports longer limit for sex abuse suits

Insurers sue California utility over wildfire damages

Federal sentencing overhaul leads to Tennessee man’s release

Saudi Arabia says 5 face death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Bail sought for ex-Marine held in Moscow for alleged spying

Mexico urges thorough probe into border tear gas incident

Chinese rover beings exploring ‘dark’ side of moon

North Korean envoy to Italy vanishes _ did he defect?

Breakfast Blogs

The House of Representatives Is Different Now. The Future Is in It. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Impeachment and the Narcissist’s Off-Ramp emptywheel aka Mary Wheeler, emptywheel

Likable Enough? On The Hillarization of Elizabeth Warren. Echidne, at her blog

Meet the dragon-slayers digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

North Carolina: State of Confusion Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Coming to Terms with the Impeachment Process: The Case for Starting a Formal Inquiry Bob Bauer, Just Security

The Coming Judicial War on Gun Control scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How Subcontracting and Outsourcing Undermine Workers Rights: Government Shutdown Edition Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Shocker: Jerry Falwell, Jr, May Not Be a Good Christian, According to His Own Definition of “Christian” The Rude Pundit, at his blog

My Unpopular Opinion: In favor of Paygo from the left Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names