The Breakfast Club (Same Basic Question)

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

Soviet Union invades Afghanistan; Charles Darwin sets out on round-the-world voyage; Radio City Music Hall opens in New York; James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opens in London.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Assassins and presidents invite the same basic question: Just who do you think you are?

Sarah Vowell

Breakfast Blogs

How the 14th Amendment Is Democracy’s Leg-Shaped Lamp Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Dumb & silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter:” Elvis Chan, Hacks, the Klan, and the Twitter Files emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Day 306: Boxing Day! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

A Catholic priest bequeaths millions to his illegitimate son digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Where to from here? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Madison Square Garden’s Facial Recognition Tech Boots Lawyers Litigating Against The Venue Tim Cushing, Techdirt

TikTok Admits It Used App Data To Spy On Journalists To Try To Find Source Of Leak Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Nepo Babies Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Quantity of work cannot make up for bad quality Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,266 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Rude Pundit’s Annual Nativity-palooza, Now Including Wooden Blocks and More Skeletons The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Christmas Present Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Conspiracy Theorists Claim Not-Dead Reporter Died On Air From COVID Vaccine Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Oh No, Does Jared Hate Trump Now? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

January 6 Report Is Real, And It’s Spectacular Liz Dye, Wonkette

Who Is George Santos Today? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette