The Breakfast Club (The Shape Of Things)

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

President George W. Bush warns terrorists still threaten United States; bomb rocks an abortion clinic in Birmingham; “The Raven” is first published; Ty Cobb named hall of famer; Oprah Winfrey is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Bob Shane (February 1, 1934 – January 26, 2020)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.

Boris Pasternak

Breakfast News

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

Puerto Rico opens only 20% of schools amid ongoing quakes

US beefs up screening of travelers for new virus from China

US Archives confirms it won’t take steps to certify ERA

Strike by Seattle nurses, staff closes emergency rooms

Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles

Survey: Alaska’s Cook Inlet beluga whales continue decline

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

Germany rejigs reconnaissance system plan, drops US drones

Experts say UK should lower salary threshold for immigrants

Breakfast Blogs

James Mitchell Is Our Own American Monster Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

SDNY Prosecutors Protect Trump’s Privacy to Enter into a Joint Defense Agreement with the Russian Mob emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

John Lewis Was Not Always Old Peterr, emptywheel

Welcome to George Orwell’s 1984. On The Politics Of Doublethink. Echidne, at her blog

Another insider backs Bolton digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Normalizing The Extreme Right tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Down the memory hole Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why the White House May Not Dare Fight on Executive Privilege Ryan Goodman and Andrew Weissmann, Just Security

Caucuses are terrible Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

LA Times reports (apparently wrongly) that Dianne Feinstein suggested she may vote to acquit Trump Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 623 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A War on Four Fronts driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Dersh Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Advice to Elizabeth Warren: Campaign on Burning the Republicans Down The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Supreme Court Poised To Funnel Your Tax Money To God-Bothering School Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Trump Lawyers: Congress Can’t Not Go To Court To Decide Subpoenas Court Has No Say Over! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joni Ernst, Ted Cruz, Wyoming Guy You Don’t Care About Have Three-Way Impeachment Worst-Off Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Lonely Rudy Searching Tinder For A Congress That Wants To See His Junk Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Notorious Sandy Hook Truther Arrested For Tormenting Victim’s Father Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Chris Wallace Awards Katie Pavlich No Points For Impeachment Lies, Hopes God Has Mercy On Her Soul Stephen Robinson, Wonkette