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Dec 30 2019

The Breakfast Club (Trust)

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

Saddam Hussein executed; Chicago fire kills 600; Vladimir Lenin proclaims establishment of the Soviet Union; United Auto Workers union stage first “sit-down” strike; Musician Bo Diddley is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To be honest, the fact that people trust you gives you a lot of power over people. Having another person’s trust is more powerful than all other management techniques put together.

Linus Torvalds

Breakfast News

States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect

California newspaper ends print publication after 161 years

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

California takes lead on laws affecting gig economy, privacy

Slippery salvation: Could seaweed as cow feed help climate?

Denied asylum, migrants return to place they fear most: home

Ukraine, eastern rebels swap prisoners in move to end war

Kim calls for measures to protect North Korea’s security

Israel to withhold $43 million of Palestinian tax funds

Ousted UK lawmakers blame Labour’s response to anti-Semitism

Sydney New Year’s fireworks to go ahead despite wildfires

Breakfast Blogs

“Fact Witness:” How Rod Rosenstein Got DOJ IG To Land a Plane on Bruce Ohr emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

GOP Senators are feeling uncomfortable digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Good news week revisited

Why do all these white nationalist cranks keep ending up as supporting evidence for my columns? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 606 Erik loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hūsker Dū: Butcher’s Bill Kristol Edition drfitglass, at his blog

Poor Bret, Foiled Again Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Haiku Review of 2019: Out of the Blue and Into the Black. The Rude Pundit, at his blog

BLOOMBERG ISN’T MY CANDIDATE, BUT HE’S PROBABLY RIGHT ABOUT THE ELECTION Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Casually Homicidal Republicans Share Violent Fantasies Of Killing Us All If Trump Loses In 2020 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette