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Jan 27 2020

The Breakfast Club (In Midair)

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 troops liberate concentration camps; Paris peace accords are signed; Astonauts die on Apollo one; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born; Composer Jerome Kern born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Kobe Bryant (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020)

Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.

Kobe Bryant

Breakfast News

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38

Dutch premier issues historic apology at Holocaust memorial

Mexican march for peace swarmed by angry protesters

Salvini’s power bid through regional vote looks to founder

‘This is huge’: Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Breakfast Blogs

It Is a Terrible Irony That Kobe Bryant Should Fall From the Sky Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Dick Cheney’s Apprentice Strikesemptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Meanwhile, back in the real world digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Clear As a Bell tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It’s the turnout, stupid. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Hearsay and the Impeachment Trial Jonah B. Gelbach, Just Security

Bret Stephens: Scandanavian left-liberalism is worse than right-wing authoritarianism Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bolton’s Account Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 621 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Mustache Sings Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

COULD WE ALL UNITE AROUND SANDERS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Puts Twitter Hit Out On Adam Schiff But The True Threat To Democracy Is Schiff’s Rudeness Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Pompeo Attempts To Stick Up Reporter, Winds Up Shooting Himself In The D*ck Liz Dye, Wonkette

White House Spiritual Advisor Wants God To Abort All The Satanic Pregnancies Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette