The Breakfast Club (Citadels)

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

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffers a stroke and lapses into a coma; Louis Braille, the inventor of braille, is born; Jesse Ventura sworn in as Minnesota’s governor, poet T.S. Eliot dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.

Everett Dirksen

Breakfast News

Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

Pipeline company fined $30M but can resume construction

Delta workers sue manufacturer Lands’ End over uniforms

US men’s soccer team cancels plan to train in Qatar

Volcano briefly erupts on Alaska island, sends up ash cloud

AP Exclusive: Sierra skeleton ID’d as ‘ghost of Manzanar’

Thousands in Baghdad mourn Iranian general killed by US

‘Not safe to move’: Fire threats intensify in Australia

‘A more dangerous world’: US killing triggers global alarm

Austria’s Greens clear final hurdle for government with Kurz

60 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia’s capital

Russia halts oil supplies to Belarus in push for closer ties

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Order to Assassinate Qasem Soleimani Has Kicked Over the Hornet’s Nest Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Paul Manafort Lied to Mueller to Protect Jared Kushner emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Did they goad him with “Real Men Go To Tehran?” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Would they like you? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Missing Assistant Secretary of Defense and the Soleimani Strike Luke Hartig, Just Security

The Soleimani Strike: One Person Decides Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare

Never Give Known Liars the Benefit of the Doubt Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Statistical curiosities of extreme aging Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 608 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in Chuck Todd News: In the End, Darth Credulous Proved to Be… driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Soleimani Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


WTF? Are We About To Go To War With Iran? Lix Dye, Wonkette

GOP Lawmakers’ New Year’s Resolution: Ban Abortion Today, Ban Abortion Tomorrow, Ban Abortion Forever Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Sorry, Trump Probably Isn’t Smart Enough To ‘Wag The Dog’ But He Sure Could Try! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Other Than That, Rod Blagojevich, How Did You Like Trump’s Impeachment? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Wingnuts Wish Donald Trump A Happy New War Doktor Zoom, Wonkette