The Breakfast Club (May The Force Be With You)

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 10:30am (ET) 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.

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This Day in History

President Woodrow Wilson is born; John C. Calhoun becomes the first vice president of the United States to resign; Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago” is published; Actor Denzel Washington and comic book creator Stan Lee are born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.

Carrie Fisher

Breakfast News

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner indicted in Argentina corruption case

White House races to save Middle East peace process before Trump takes office

Russian officials admit to ‘institutional conspiracy’ of doping Olympic athletes

Corbyn hits back after Obama suggests Labour is disintegrating

Shinzo Abe visits Pearl Harbor in what Barack Obama calls ‘historic gesture’

SEIU, one of the largest US unions, plans 30% budget cuts in wake of Trump win

Trump Foundation cannot dissolve amid investigation into charity spending

Cheetah ‘more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought’


Breakfast Blogs

We Can Now Measure Exactly What Scott Walker’s Done to Wisconsin Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Putting “Jeanie” back in the bottle digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

From the Witch’s Bedtable Necate, at her blog

Remember William Tecumseh Sherman’s Famous “Let’s Go Figure out What White Rural Voters Really Want” March to the Sea? driftglass, at his blog

Jon Swift Memorial Yastreblyansky. No More Mister Nice Blog

Obama Pulls Cybercommand Control From NSA; Changes To Take Effect Whenever Tim Cushing, Techdirt