Dec 28 2019

The Breakfast Club (Responsibility)

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

Pres. Woodrow Wilson is born; John C. Calhoun becomes first US vice president to resign; Alexander Solzhenitsyn ‘Gulag Archipelago’ is published; Actor Denzel Washington and comic book creator Stan Lee are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We create our own government. We are responsible for its beauty and for its ugliness. We are responsible for its glories and for its failures and, most important, we are responsible for amending those failures no matter who are their most immediate architects.

Charlie Pierce

Breakfast News

Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

Judge orders government to make changes to terror watchlist

Age limit now 21 across US for cigarettes, tobacco products

USDA OKs hemp plans for Louisiana, Ohio, New Jersey

Federal judge to halt latest North Carolina voter ID mandate

Federal judge won’t undo Georgia voter purge

Mississippi asks appeals court to reconsider abortion ruling

Judge blocks California’s alligator ban after Louisiana sues

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

Israel’s Netanyahu shores up base but obstacles remain

France summons Iran’s ambassador over detained researchers

UN condemns human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya

French oil refineries blocked as pension strike hits day 23

India clamps down on marches, internet after deadly protests

Turkey sentences critical journalists to prison

Breakfast Blogs

Make No Mistake. Edward Gallagher Will Be a Star of the Republican Presidential Campaign. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Watch your step Trumpie. That gender gap is a chasm. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Blue vs. gray? Meet blue vs. red. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Thoughts on the Horowitz Report, Part II: What the Inspector General Did Not Find Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

On Trump’s Beloved War Criminal Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 605 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Thank Goodness for Karl Rove driftglass, at his blog

Mess the Press: A Matter of Faith Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Things That Didn’t Suck in 2019 The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Handlers Keep Trump From Tweeting Out Whistleblower’s Name, PLEASE CLAP Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Administration To Make ACA Enrollees Pay $1 Billion In Order To Bill Abortion Separately Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Hey, Remember When Nancy Pelosi Killed 45,000 Americans By Passing Obamacare? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette