The Breakfast Club (Ten Lords A Leaping)

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

Washington’s army routs the British in the Battle of New Jersey; Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. forces; Jack Ruby dies; Author J.R.R. Tolkien is born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.

Lucretia Mott

Breakfast News

U.S. urges railroads to quickly install anti-crash safety system

U.S. judge orders government to release Iraqis or grant bond hearings

FEMA allows churches to apply retroactively for disaster aid

Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, storm

Turkish banker loses second bid for mistrial in U.S. sanctions case

Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

Macron asks Rouhani to show restraint, minister’s visit postponed

Large part of Earth could become desert by 2050

Hidden writings on papyrus encasing mummies revealed

Yellowstone supervolcano fueled by Pacific Ocean plates

Breakfast Blogs

Orrin Hatch Could Have Been Worse Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Reminder: The Guy Killing the HPSCI Investigation Was Part of Trump’s Troubled Transition Team emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Two Months After Papadopoulos Plea Revealed, Mifsud’s Past Still Being Scrubbed Jim White, emptywheel

The First Conspiracy Theory of 2018: The Storm Echidne, at her blog

25th Amendment for dummies digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Change Icelanders can believe in Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s Foreign Policy Methods DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s (Partially) Vulnerable Legacy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Is The Worst Journalist In America driftglass, at his blog

WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog