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Dec 23 2019

The Breakfast Club (Aspirations)

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.

This Day in History

The Christmas poem ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ is first published; Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo is executed; Mormon religion founder Joseph Smith, Jr. is born; North Korea releases the 82 U.S. Seamen.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We need to change America’s image round the world. America has lost some lustre in terms of how folks aspire to be like us.

Samuel L. Jackson

Breakfast News

GOP governors grapple with whether to accept refugees or not

Most US workers still pay price of no paid parental leave

US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

Governor: Update on Flint water crisis probe to come in 2020

Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution

White Sands monument re-designated as US national park

Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust

Australia’s PM defends climate stance amid wildfire disaster

India’s leader defends new law as protests against it go on

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Is the Village Idiot of the New International Authoritarian Class Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Putin Got in Trump’s (and So, All of Our) Head emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Ugly Results Of Inequality Ed Walker, emptywheel

Democratic women are overwhelmingly pissed off digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Bred for Circuses batocchio, Hullabaloo

Grievance and revenge Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Waxing Right-Wing Nationalism in India Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 599 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Prime Minister Pelosi Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ANDREW SULLIVAN THREADS THE NEEDLE, BADLY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog