The Breakfast Club (Fences)

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 wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Breakfast News

Suit over N Carolina legislative maps stays in state court

Commission OKs recommendation to arm teachers in Florida

New St. Louis County prosecutor fires some staff

Young immigrants seeking refuge from abuse face denials

Snow on saguaros: Desert cities in US Southwest see freeze

NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

Toot! Toot! New riverboat to ride Mississippi in New Orleans

Border clash was at least 2nd use of tear gas since November

Peru’s attorney general reverses course on corruption probe

Brazil’s Bolsonaro targets minorities on 1st day in office

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens

In India, Catholic priests have preyed on nuns for decades

Mexico finds Flayed god temple; priests wore skins of dead

Uffizi urges Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis

Breakfast Blogs

Elizabeth Warren Knows It’s Not Just About Trumpism. It’s About Completely Rebuilding Our Politics. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hal Martin Manages to Obtain a Better Legal Outcome than Reality Winner, But It Likely Doesn’t Matter emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

But Her DNA! Hecate Demeter, at her blog

The Global Gender Gap Report, 2018 Echidne, at her blog

The West Coast offers another candidate digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Lord of the pit toilet flies Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Fascist War on Native People Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks 2019: The Year of Mr. Wolf driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Makes Sense to Me! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Haiku Review of 2018, Part 3: Haiku and Change The Rude Pundit, at his blog