The Breakfast Club (Need for Change)

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 Johnson names commission to investigate JFK’s assassination; U.N. passes resolution calling for the British Mandate of Palestine to be partitioned; First flight over the South Pole; Natalie Wood, Cary Grant and George Harrison die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton.

Gwen Ifill

Breakfast News

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million
The US is responsible for 20% of those deaths

Three killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

Judge rejects GOP challenge to universal voting by mail

Montana Secretary of State appealing later ballot deadline

US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump’s debt

House Democrats unveil new $2.2T proposal for virus aid

US lawmakers propose tighter rules for new airplanes

Pelosi prepares in case House must decide presidential race

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine to be honored by PEN America

Asia Today: South Korea’s daily virus cases at another low

WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nations

Standoff over Madrid’s response to virus pandemic continues

Coronavirus remakes South Koreans’ Thanksgiving traditions

At UN, nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimes

Spain’s top court rules to remove Catalan chief from office

Poland rejects international criticism over LGBT rights

Armenia, Azerbaijan clash in separatist region for a 2nd day

Belarus detains 500 at weekend anti-government protests

Breakfast Blogs

There Are Fundamental Questions Amy Coney Barrett Needs to Answer Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Demanded Lists from Rick Gates at Least Nine Times During the 2016 Election emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Ten Quick Takeaways from the New York Times’ Bombshell Article on Trump’s Tax Returns Daniel Shaviro, Just Security

“Historical tax credits” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Did things just get better or worse? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Michael Flynn’s Lawyers File Almost Completely Redacted Kevin Clinesmith Email in Bid to Dismiss Case Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Peter Strzok’s Lawyer Sends Letter to Judge in Michael Flynn Case: Flynn’s Lawyers Filed ‘Altered’ Notes and Irrelevant Texts Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Texas GOP Group Asks State Supreme Court to Stop Most Populous County from Voting Early Because of ‘Ballot Harvesting Scheme’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

How to Respond to the Trump Tax Disclosures Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare

The Democratic case against Barrett should be the ACA Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Producer Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 682 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Forces That Wrecked Rod Serling’s “The Arena” in 1956… driftglass, at his blog

Small Ball Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


There’s Nothing Funny About Brad Parscale Beating His Wife Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Ex-Director Of Refugees Brags About Forcing Teens To Give Birth Against Their Will Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Your Tiny Home Goes Back To The Great Depression Sarah Taber, Womkette