The Breakfast Club (Cheap Medicine)

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.

This Day in History

U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion; Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty; Queen Victoria dies; “The Crucible” opens;”Laugh-In” premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

Lord Byron

Breakfast News

Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

FEMA approves funds to rebuild hospital in Puerto Rico after teen’s death

Puerto Rico earthquake victims receive abandoned emergency supplies

Northeastern University student from Iran denied entry to U.S.

U.S. says it will deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

At 90, Alaska Native woman is 1st counted in US Census

New York Yankees great Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame, one vote short of unanimously

Changes to Hall of Fame and a quick entry for Tiger Woods

Katie Sowers to make twin Super Bowl history as first openly gay and female coach

US: Endangered fish on upswing in Colorado River basin

Cold-stunned iguanas expected to fall from Florida trees

Trump, climate change icon Greta Thunberg lay out starkly different visions

Changing tack, French strikers turn off power to press govt

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to Honduras

Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian govt stay

Abused circus animals arrive at South African sanctuary

Breakfast Blogs

The Senate Impeachment Trial Will Test the Dueling Theories of James Madison and Patrick Henry Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Impeachment = Grounds for Firing Rayne, emptywheel

Warren plans to look in the rearview mirror. Big time. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Two Necessary Preconditions Before Susan Collins Will Vote To Allow Witnesses tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Mitch’s Potemkin court Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Four Fundamental Flaws in President Trump’s Impeachment Trial Memo Michael J. Gerhardt, Just Security

Internet Freedom 10 Years In Matt Perault, Lawfare

#FreeGreenwald Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 617 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: Ah but I was so much wronger then Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

EXPANDING THE TRAVEL BAN? WHY NOW? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Alan Dershowitz Is Keeping His Panties On For This Impeachment, So Don’t Even Bother Asking Liz Dye, Wonkette

Say Goodbye To Your Little Friends! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Trump Campaign Manager, Data Guru Very Bad At Campaigning, Data Stephen Robinson, Wonkette