The Breakfast Club (We’re Not Gonna Take It”)

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

Thomas Edison says he’s invented the phonograph; Gap revealed on Nixon White House tape; Final victim dies in America’s anthrax scare; Jonathan Pollard arrested; ‘Anything Goes’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.


Breakfast News

The Latest: Texas tops 8,000 hospitalized virus patients

Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US

Study: Motorcycle rally sparked COVID-19 cases in next state

Some governors ignore CDC advice on Thanksgiving gatherings

1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids’ lives

Court: Tennessee can enforce Down syndrome abortion ban

Land conservation plan stirs fight over Trump restrictions

Lawyers: Children detained at border facing COVID exposure

Lieutenant gov’s flags fly in the face of some PA lawmakers

White House Rose Garden adds Japanese American’s sculpture

Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

Rachel Maddow returns to air, describes partner’s virus bout

Asia Today: South Korea, Japan mull steps as new cases rise

Mexico tops 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, 4th country to do so

India virus cases pass 9M; capital’s hospitals under strain

In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder

Azerbaijani leader hails handover of region ceded by Armenia

UN prepares for up to 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Bosnia marks 25 years since inking of US-brokered peace deal

Breakfast Blogs

They’re All in on This, Top to Bottom Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rudy the Dripper: The Vicious Cycle of Dead-Ender Propagandists Feeding Bullshit to Tribalist Republicans emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: About Emily W. Murphy, GSA Administrator Rayne, emptywheel

Soft coup-coup digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

We’ve adapted to the velocity of COVID-19 deaths. That needs to stop. Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Desperate endgame” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Coming Apocalypse Tom Levenson, Balloon Juice

Federal Judge Strikes DOJ from the Docket in E. Jean Carroll’s Case Against Donald Trump Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

In Praise of Chris Krebs Susan Hennessey, Rohini Kurup, Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Another winner from Trump’s crack legal team Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump and his enablers are going to murder several hundred thousand Americans over the next few months Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The History of Policing is an Argument Against Reform Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 728 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rudy Giuliani Is Sweating His Hair Color Off for America The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Literary Corner: Rudolfo’s Solliloquy Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Let’s Read Devin Nunes’s Latest Libelslander Complaint! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Shiny Normal Thing! Cory Booker & Friends Will Fix Decades Of Discrimination Against Black Farmers Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Another Day, Another Dick-Kicking Or Three For Trump’s Legal Team Liz Dye, Wonkette

Appeals Court Protects First Amendment Right Of Therapists To Torture LGBTQ Children Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette