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Jan 21 2020

The Breakfast Club (With Or Without Reason)

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

France’s King Louis XVI executed; Vladimir Lenin dies; Alger Hiss found guilty of lying to grand jury; President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders; Concorde begins service.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.

Ethan Allen

Breakfast News

Senate impeachment timetable at a glance

Justice Dept. memos back defiance of impeachment subpoenas

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

Major doctors’ group calls for US to assure coverage for all

Nearly 100 beehives stolen from northern California orchard

Homeless moms evicted from Oakland home may return

Coming around again: Famous ice disk seems to be re-forming

EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya arms embargo

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill hits last-minute hiccup

Migrants scuffle with Mexican troops along border river

Putin sends his constitutional proposals to Parliament

Paris transit strike eases; commuters, tourists relieved

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in Sarajevo

Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 3 dead

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

Breakfast Blogs

The New York Times Endorsement Shows a Major Institution Wrong-Footed by Events Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Flunkies Trading Legal Relief for Campaign Dirt: Julian Assange and Dmitro Firtash emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Don’t let him snow voters on global warming digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“I could not be silent in the face of such cruel manipulation of the poor.” batocchio, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Double Endorsement That Isn’t tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A matter of trust Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

GAO Decided Trump’s Hold on Ukraine Funding Was Illegal and It Wasn’t a Tough Call Sam Berger, Just Security

The Trump Impeachment and the Question of Precedent, Part II: The Trouble With Alan Dershowitz’s ‘Constitutional Argument’ Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Today In Principled Republican Originalism Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Short Preview of How #MoscowMitch Plans To Run The Impeachment Trial driftglass, at his blog

Vast Open Spaces and Tense Little Monopolies Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Martin Luther King Would Still Fuck Trump’s Shit Up (2020 Edition) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Latest Parnas Doc Dump Wants To Know: How You Livin’ Devin Nunes? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Door Dash Drivers Not Even Making The Minimum Wage … Of 1968 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Alan Dershowitz Sure Is A Funny Liberal! Michael Mora, Wonkette

Dennis Prager: A Lying Liar Telling Lies About Yr Wonkette Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump’s Impeachment Response, Or The Wild-Assed Ravings Of A Toddler Who Missed Naptime? Why Not Both! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

We Couldn’t Even Go A Full MLK Weekend Without A Mass Shooting Stephen Robinson, Wonkette