Nov 20 2019

The Breakfast Club (One Fifth)

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

Nazi war crimes trial begins at Nuremberg; Robert F. Kennedy born; Britain’s future Queen Elizabeth II marries; Spain’s dictator Francisco Franco dies; Mexican Revolution begins; ‘Cabaret’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.

Robert Kennedy

Breakfast News

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

California puts brakes on fracking permits in oil crackdown

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

Opioid trial against pharmacy chains scheduled for next year

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife

Turkey issues warrants for 133 officers over coup links

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

Breakfast Blogs

Mike Pompeo ‘Always Defends’ His People, Except When They Need Defending Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Kurt Volker Makes the Case that Ukraine Tampered in 2016 Election — for Trump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Short Hair And Gender. Or Back To The 50s Gender Norms, With A Twist? Echidne, at his blog

The Navy declares war digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

No exit Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Will Gordon Sondland Finally Come Clean When He Testifies? Casey Michel Just Security

Must Impeachable Offenses Be Violations of the Criminal Code? Keith E. Whittington, Lawfare

The Ratfucking to Come Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Structural Racism and Home Ownership Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Hill decides now would be a good time to edit some of John Solomon’s old pieces Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Last Time a Democratic President Had To Go Abroad To Clean Up a Republican President’s Disasters… driftglass, at his blog

The End of Whatabout Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Impeachment Hearings: Random Observations on Republicans Getting Kicked in the Taint The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Devin Nunes Lackey Kash Patel Sues Politico For BESMIRCH STATEMENTS Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Kamala Harris, Jerry Nadler Team Up To LEGALIZE IT Stephan Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Plucks Steven Menashi From Under Bridge, Installs Him On Appeals Court Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette