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Dec 02 2021

The Breakfast Club (One Earth)

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

Sen. Joseph McCarthy is censured; Scientists demonstrate the world’s first artificially-created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction; Enron files for Chapter 11 protection; Colombian drug lord is shot and killed.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We only have one earth. Let’s take care of it.

Deb Haaland

Breakfast News

US News

Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to untangle

Hundreds of NYC jailers face suspension over vaccine mandate

US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

Alaska report provides details on COVID-19-related deaths

Appeals court reinstates Texas mask mandate ban in schools

Navajo Nation: 63 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths for 3rd day

Prosecute shoplifters under existing laws, governor says

Hawaii: Petroleum detected in tap water near Pearl Harbor

Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

Fish stranded from dam malfunction on Montana river

Parton, Oh, Biles and teachers named ‘People of the Year’

Bidens, Harris, Emhoff celebrate Hanukkah at White House

US Politics

Justices signal they’ll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe

Mississippi abortion activists protest as justices weigh ban

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold former DOJ official in contempt

GOP risks government shutdown to fight Biden vaccine mandate

Biden says HIV/AIDS strategy needs to confront inequity

Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

GOP’s Baker won’t seek 3rd term as Massachusetts governor

Longtime Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio won’t seek reelection

GOP targets Wisconsin elections system, nonpartisan director

Inside the ‘big wave’ of misinformation targeted at Latinos

International News

Live updates: Greek lawmakers OK vaccine mandate for elderly

Japan suspends new reservations on all incoming flights

Despite variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 strategy on track

Vaccine champions Spain, Portugal focus on the reluctant few

South Africa’s new COVID cases double in 1 day amid omicron

Brazil’s senates OKs evangelical Bolsonaro ally to top court

Mexico president reaches midterm with high approval rating

US, South Korea defense chiefs discuss boosting alliance

Blinken says Russia could move on Ukraine ‘on short order’

Russia warns some US diplomats will have to leave by Jan 31

New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

Sports

Howard leads No. 16 Kentucky women past West Virginia 83-60

UC Davis women end No. 18 Oregon’s homecourt win streak

No. 6 Villanova tops Penn 71-56 at Palestra for Big 5 win

Rhoden, Richmond carry No. 25 Pirates past Wagner 85-63

Araiza’s booming punts carry No. 19 Aztecs to MWC title tilt

Anthony scores 23 as Magic rally by Nuggets, end 7-game skid

Young makes key free throws, leads Hawks past Pacers 114-111

Breakfast Blogs

Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey Are Dead Precedents Walking Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Google’s GeoFence Captured “Lions Not Sheep” Lisa Homer emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Murderous politics digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trouble ahead, trouble behind Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Senator Tillis To President Biden: How Dare You Nominate To The FCC Someone Prepared To Protect The Public Cathy Gellis, Techdirt

Justices Discuss Vaccines, Adoption, and Bodily Autonomy While Quizzing Pro-Abortion Attorney About Scrapping Roe v. Wade Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

The sky too is foldin’ over you Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 967 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Maybe The Real Treasure Was the Money They Made Along the Way driftglass, at his blog

SO WAS G. GORDON LIDDY RIGHT, CLYDE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Stop Blaming Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Ghost Whenever Roe V. Wade’s On Chopping Block Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Mark Meadows Decides To Sing For Jan. 6 Committee After All. Jeffrey Clark Decides To Find Out. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Democracy Had Good Run, But Trumpy Ratf*kers Now Taking Over Running Local Elections Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Here’s Your Daily Marjorie Taylor Greene Dumpstupid Fight Club Update! Evan Hurst, Wonkette