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Nov 26 2020

Thanksgiving (The Great Gorge)

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

China enters Korean War; Nazis force half a million Jews into walled ghetto; Nixon’s secretary tries to explain gap on Watergate tapes; ‘Casablanca’ premieres at Hollywood Theater; Tina Turner is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Cooking and eating are among the most important ways we weave days into lives.

Crescent Dragonwagon

Breakfast News

VIRUS TODAY: Americans travel as Biden addresses nation

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Pandemic postpones national math, reading tests until 2022

College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas

Rationales shift as Nevada considers future of vote by-mail

Hospitals can care for Medicare patients at home in pandemic

Iowa Tribe creates national park on Nebraska-Kansas border

Unique Idaho salmon numbers rise, but extinction looms

Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild

Asia Today: SKorea cases jump over 500 amid reimposed rules

AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

Germany extends partial shutdown to curb virus spread

Global push to end domestic violence, worse amid COVID-19

Thousands without heating, power in Russia after ice storm

Scotland to make period products freely available to all

Breakfast Blogs

This Is More than Another Line on John Kerry’s Resumé Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Even Bill Barr (in His Confirmation Hearing) Agreed that Trump Just Committed a Crime emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Come Out Fighting! The 761st Tank Battalion’s Legacy Lives Through the Generations Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

This may be ridiculous but it isn’t funny at all digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Blue Christmas? You wish. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s Veto Threat Over Confederate-Named Bases Erodes U.S. Security and American Values Bishop Garrison and Cole Blum, Just Security

‘Absolutely No Allegations of Any Fraud’: Pa. Court Rejects Trump Campaign’s Appeal Over 69 Mail-In Ballots Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Jacob Wohl Wants to Sanction a Civil Rights Group for Filing a Lawsuit the Judge Predicted Would Win Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Birtherism and Donald Trump’s Republican Party Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Arsonists demand that concerns about fire safety be taken seriously Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 733 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Pre-Thanksgiving Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

I WISH DEMOCRATS WERE HALF AS POWERFUL AS REPUBLICANS THINK THEY ARE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog