The Breakfast Club (Fellowship)

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

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.

Virginia Woolf

Breakfast News

Official: Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico starting Friday

Belt buckles and beer: Federal shutdown hits businesses hard

Homeowner equipment caused California wine country fire

Illinois office may seek new sentencing in McDonald slaying

Sea lion bites Alaska fisherman, tries to drag him into sea

Deep freeze, wind chills of minus 50 coming to Upper Midwest

Maduro foe’s next step awaited as power crisis deepens

Congo’s surprise new leader in 1st peaceful power transfer

Thousands protest as Greek lawmakers debate Macedonia deal

European divisions beyond Brexit on display in Davos

Melbourne, Australia, set to roast on hottest day in decade

Breakfast Blogs

Build the Wall With Porn Fees! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

It’s Not So Much that Manafort Lied and Lied and Lied, It’s that His Truth Evolved emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Economics of Health Insurance. Three Stories. Echidne, at her blog

They’re actually begging for another Benghazi digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Ten paces, turn, and fire Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

What the Constitution Says About Trump’s Obstruction of Pelosi’s Afghanistan Trip And Wright, Just Security

Must Bill Barr Abide Ethics Advice on Recusal? A Debate Barbara McQuade and Chuck Rosenberg, Lawfare

Trump’s Wall is the New Confederate Monument Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 404 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Is Pretty Much Just Trying to Murder Americans at This Point The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Venezuela note Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names