The Breakfast Club (Winter Is Here)

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

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon is born; Howard Hughes identifies fake biography; Unmanned probe lands on moon; the Phantom of the Opera becomes the longest running Broadway show.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Action is the antidote to despair. Joan Baez

Breakfast News

Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in 2016

UK intelligence gave US key tipoff about Russian hacking, report says

Defense secretary: North Korea’s weapons capabilities a ‘serious threat’

Brazil prison riot leaves at least four dead

May’s hints at single market exit leave Scotland sidelined

Paris mayor unveils plan ​to restrict traffic and pedestrianise city centre

Benjamin Netanyahu under pressure as investigation details leak

Israeli diplomat who plotted against MPs also set up political groups

Icy winter storm causes accidents and deaths in south and eastern US

California braces for big storm that could cause flooding and mudslides

Breakfast Blogs

The Declassified Russian Hack Report emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Some Louisiana Water Is So Contaminated That Pastors Are Suspending Baptisms Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Further Tales From the Demolition Derby Administration: Ethics and the GOP, Katy Talento and Sid Miller Echidne, at her blog

DNC Taps Fundamentally Ridiculous Person To Moderate Party Debate driftglass, at his blog

Let’s Stop Hunting Chimeras Hecate, at her blog

The hate is just out now… digby aka Heather Digby Parton. Hullabaloo

Would England give away the Crown Jewels? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Kathleen Parker Has Made Some Progress Since 2008 Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog