Jan 28 2020

The Breakfast Club (Essence Of Life)

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

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes; Sir Francis Drake dies; José Martí born; Vince Lombardi is named head coach.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect.

Jose Marti

Breakfast News

In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who may need government aid

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

NY, feds sue ‘Pharma Bro’ for ‘scheme’ to keep drug price up

US attorney announces $145M settlement in opioid case

Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

Group preparing to sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution

Florida could use drones to fight pythons, invasive species

China counts 106 virus deaths as US, others move to evacuate

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on


Turkish rescuers find last quake victims; death toll hits 41

Ally of Venezuela’s Maduro hires DC lobbyist to build ties

Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle

Slovenia’s PM steps down, urges EU nation to hold early vote

Berlin zoo prepares panda cubs for their big day out

Breakfast Blogs

A Monstrous Fraud Was Perpetrated on the Senate, and John Roberts Had to Know It Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Whack-a-Mole Cover Story: Bill Barr’s Knowing Complicity Moved a Month Earlier emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Odd, Odder, Oddities Rayne, emptywheel

Putting a match to the constitution digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Pompeo needs to testify under oath because lying to the media isn’t a crime Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It’s Only True If a Wingnut Agrees tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Liars flight rules Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Impeachment Trial and Legal Ethics: Cipollone Should Be a Witness, Not a Trump Lawyer Stephen Gillers, Just Security

Executive Privilege Is No Reason for the Senate to Ignore John Bolton Jonathan Shaub, Lawfare

Caucuses are terrible Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Failed State of Massachusetts Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


John Bolton Is Back To F*ck Sh*t Up! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Whaaaaat? Republicans Personally Benefitted From Tax Cuts They Voted For? How Could That Be?! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Iowa, New Hampshire Crappy Way To Start A Democratic Primary Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Egad, Mike Pompeo LIED About NPR Reporter? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette