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Dec 14 2020

The Breakfast Club (Voice of Justice)

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

George Washington dies at age 67; Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his group reach South Pole; Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign an internationally-brokered peace treaty; Baseball’s Roger Maris dies at age 51.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Breakfast News

US News

COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort

After 110K virus deaths, nursing homes face vaccine fears

Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic

Donations soar but nonprofits still struggle with pandemic

US agencies hacked in monthslong global cyberspying campaign

Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals

Fresh food initiatives feed, teach communities of color

Endangered-species decision expected on beloved butterfly

US Politics

Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies

Electors meeting to formally choose Biden as next president

GOP voters ready for Georgia runoffs despite Trump’s claims

Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs

Trump raises China concerns as reason to veto defense bill

Budget toll from virus hits both Democratic, GOP-led states

International News

The Latest: COVID-19 vaccine begins arriving in Canada

The Latest: S. Korea opening dozens of free virus test sites

Italy surpasses UK for worst COVID-19 death toll in Europe

Silent nights: Germany tightens virus lockdown over holidays

Poles protest on anniversary of communist-era crackdown

Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school

Chinese capsule with moon rocks begins return to Earth

Sports

AP Top 25 Reality Check:

No. 1 Stanford moves VanDerveer one victory from wins record

She scores! Fuller kicks 2 extra points for Vandy, Vols win

On Football: No excuse for being unready for December games

Bills improve to 10-3 with 26-15 win over sloppy Steelers

Jalen Hurts helps Eagles beat Saints 24-21

Mahomes, Chiefs clinch AFC West with 33-27 win over Dolphins

Report: Cleveland Indians changing name after 105 years

Breakfast Blogs

There’s Evil, and Then There’s Erik Prince Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Mistaken Presumptions of Virtually All Discussions of a Future Trump Prosecution emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Most Ordinary Passing of A Most Extraordinary Writer Peterr, emptywheel

Shameless Sore Losers digby, aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Reversal of principle Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A new Electoral College fiasco brewing Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 747 erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Supreme Irony Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

REPUBLICANS, INCLUDING PENCE, WILL DAMAGE AMERICA AGAIN ON JANUARY 6 Steve M., No More mister Nice Blog