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Jan 18 2020

The Breakfast Club (Paved Highways)

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

Soviet Union breaks WWII Leningrad siege; Robert F. Scott reaches South Pole; Boston Strangler suspect Albert de Salvo convicted.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient footwear.

Montesquieu

Breakfast News

Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules

Virginia’s highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

Full ground stop at Chicago O’Hare airport amid winter storm

What you need to know before 2020 Census starts in Alaska

Bull-noser: Camera records moose trapping Alaska man in shed

Ukrainian president rejects prime minister’s resignation

Iran’s top leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

Brazil fires top culture official over Nazi-linked comments

Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension strikes

Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Portrait found in gallery’s walls verified as missing Klimt

Breakfast Blogs

Stephen Miller Continues to be a Blight on the White House Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Procedural Weakness of Sidney Powell’s Attempt to Blow Up Mike Flynn’s Plea Deal emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Why Tillerson called him a moron digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Obama-Hating tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A cult member speaks Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Executive Privilege Is No Bar to John Bolton’s Testimony in the Senate Lawrence Friedman, Just Security

Examining the Shortcomings of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ‘Torture Report’ Brian Greer, Lawfare

Grifters to the left of me, Liars to the right Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Regarding Christopher Caldwell, you do not, under any circumstances, “gotta hand it to him” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 614 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

2020 Matthew Dowd Thinks 2016 Matthew Dowd Should Be Fired driftglass, at his blog

Dopes and Babies Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump Loses Any Time He’s Judged Objectively The Rude Pundit, at his blog

NEW! IMPROVED! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Let’s Meet Donald Trump’s All-Star Impeachment Defense Team Of ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Harvard Law Prof’s One Weird Trick! Sues NYT For ‘Clickbait Defamation’ Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Neo-Nazis Arrested Ahead Of Gun Rally Thought They Were Gonna Start A Race War Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

FBI Takes On​ Public Enemy Number One: James Comey Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Did CRIME With Ukraine Freeze And Republicans Are Like YAY CRIME! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Sorry, Texas, Judge Says There’s No ‘Racist Dicks Can Reject Refugees’ In ‘USA’ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette