The Breakfast Club (All That Jazz)

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.

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This Day in History

Iran-held hostages released, Charles Manson and followers convicted, Jackson settles molestation claims, Alicia Keys is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Hugh Masekela

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

Virginia Woolf

Breakfast News

Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison

Michigan State University President Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Assault Scandal

Pick for interim San Francisco mayor upsets black activists

Federal agency says Eastern puma extinct, drops protections

Bears burned in California wildfires go holistic for pain

Truck hauling 4 elephants stalls, blocking Oklahoma highway

Super Bowl sparks revolutionary rivalry for Boston, Philly

Turkey vows to widen offensive against Syrian Kurds

Captured USS Pueblo displayed as N. Korean propaganda prize

Refugees more than once, Rohingya fear return to Myanmar

EU warns Romania against backtracking on corruption fight

Egypt rights lawyer latest presidential hopeful to quit race

Disco nights? Rocket Lab launches glinting sphere into orbit

A ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Is Going To Light Up The Sky. Here’s Where To See It.

Breakfast Blogs

Remember the Fourth Amendment? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Notwithstanding”: How Congress Enabled Chuck Hagel and Ash Carter to Keep Child Rape and Torture from Disrupting Forever War Jim White, emptywheel

The Gizmo™: Correlation Doesn’t Equal Adversary Nation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts, 1/24/18: Ursula Le Guin, Sex And Traditional Hierarchies, and A Men-Only Charity Dinner in London Echidne, at her blog

Meanwhile in Davos digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Just not the “greatest jobs president” for you Tm Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Republicans Are Using the Russian Playbook on the FBI Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

The World’s Worst People, And the People Who Enable Themscott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Our National Milgram Experiment Rolls Savagely Along drifglass at his blog