The Breakfast Club (Keep Swinging)

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

FDR plans to ‘pack’ the Supreme Court; Byron de la Beckwith convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers; The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres; William S. Burroughs and Hank Aaron born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.

Hank Aaron

Breakfast News

Lawsuit: Power failure at federal jail a humanitarian crisis

US prepares to start building portion of Texas border wall

Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee

Wildfire victims living in RVs ordered to leave properties

Proud Boys founder sues SPLC over hate group label

Connecticut renews push to ban female genital mutilation

New Jersey becomes 4th state to approve $15 hourly wage

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

Rare snow falls on Seattle as Midwest thaws from cold blast

EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro

Taliban to take part in ‘intra-Afghan’ talks in Moscow

El Salvador’s president-elect to face governing challenges

Protesters across Russia rally against taking Moscow trashPoland says no sick cows slaughtered; EU begins inspection

In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones

Banksy painting that self-destructed displayed in Germany

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump Administration* Has Ensnared Thousands of Kids in a Catch-22 Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

45 Days Plus 45 Days: Is Trump Violating His Own Election Tampering Executive Order? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s top toady issues a warning digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

History the hard way Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Stockholm Agreement and Yemen’s Other Wars Ariel I. Ahram, Lawfare

Anti-Anti Racism and the Republican Federal Courts Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Virginia mess Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 407 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump’s CBS Interview: A Lot of People Thought It Was Worse Than the Super Bowl The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Incompetence Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

REPUBLICANS VS. AMERICANS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog