Dec 16 2019

The Breakfast Club (Committed Citizens)

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

The Boston Tea Party takes place; World War Two’s Battle of the Bulge begins; Ludwig van Beethoven is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Breakfast News

Report: Whistleblower says ICE denied healthcare to migrants

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wins reelection in runoff

Retiring Farmers Union president: Family farms still viable

Cyberattack on New Orleans city computers called ‘minimal’

In reversal, Hallmark will reinstate same-sex marriage ads

Newtown football title brings joy on painful anniversary

Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

China’s premier says HK bill turmoil damaged whole society

Protests turn violent for 2nd day in Lebanon’s capital

No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

Hourslong clashes between police, protesters engulf Beirut

Strong quake kills 1, collapses building in Philippines

Breakfast Blogs

Why Justin Amash Should Be an Impeachment Manager emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

No, impeachment is not good news for Trump. Look at the numbers. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Two plus two make 2020 Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The crisis Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ohio man finds pregnancy easy to legislate, impossible to understand

What Kind of House Democrat Would Switch Parties? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Linguistic note: Impeached Forever Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names