The Breakfast Club (Speculate)

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

Samuel Morse opens America’s first telegraph line; Four men sentenced for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Britain’s Queen Victoria born; The Brooklyn Bridge opens; Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.

Bob Dylan

Breakfast Blogs

There’s a Chilly Efficiency to the Southern Baptists’ Approach To Sexual Abuse Scandals Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Apprehension and Dread with Bates Stamps: The Case of Jim Baker’s Missing Jencks Production emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Vote suppression vs election subversion digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

SMH Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Problem With The Otherwise Very Good And Very Important Eleventh Circuit Decision On The Florida Social Media Law Cathy Gellis, Techdirt

11th Circuit Disagrees With The 5th Circuit (But Actually Explains Its Work): Florida’s Social Media Bill Still (Mostly) Unconstitutional Mike Masnick, Techdirt

DOJ Changes CFAA Policy, Will No Longer Bring Criminal Charges Against Security Researchers Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Unanimous Supreme Court Gives Taco Bell Employee a Victory for Workers in Wage Theft and Overtime Dispute Colin Kallmbacher, Law & Crime

SCOTUS Rules Two Death Row Inmates Cannot Show Evidence of Their Lawyers’ Ineffectiveness Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Catholic Diocese’s Bid to Stop State Litigation on Child Sex Abuse, Excoriates ‘Heavy-Handed Threat’ to Survivors Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The Clarence Thomas Catch-22 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Which side are you on? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Like Flies Trapped in Amber Heard driftglass, at his blog

Narratology: The Plot Against the King Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

RAISING CHILDREN (FAR) RIGHT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Jan. 6 Committee Ready To F*ck Up Primetime For Nation’s Most Famous Couch Potato Liz Dye, Wonkette

GOP ‘Party Of Ideas’ Shares Same Old Post-Midterms Bad Ideas Michael Mora, Wonkette

The Real Groomers: 400-Page Report Details Massive Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Cover-Up Robyn Pennaccchia, Wonkette

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy Pretty Sure LA Maternal Mortality Rate Not So Bad If You Ignore Dead Black Folks Stephen Robinson, Wonkette