The Breakfast Club (Defining Genius)

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

Rodney King beaten in Los Angeles; Inventor Alexander Graham Bell born; ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ becomes the U.S. national anthem; ‘Time’ first hits newsstands; Steve Fossett’s non-stop global flight.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

James Lipton September 19, 1926 – March 2, 2020

The definition of genius, really, should be that that person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do.

James Lipton

Breakfast News

Supreme Court will decide the fate of Obama health care law

Conservative Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary opens

After 2 weeks of pounding, Leaning Tower of Dallas is down

Researchers: Tool used to detect polar bear dens ineffective

Yellowstone begins bison captures as it seeks to cull herd

Reward for info on slain dolphins increases to $54,000 an hour ago

Alaska Airlines drops sponsorship of Iditarod sled dog race

Arizona mayor, councilwoman: No Confederate flags at parade

New US guidelines urge a hepatitis C check for most adults

Exit polls: Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote

Virus spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China

China’s skies are briefly clearer while factories stay shut

North Korea fires presumed short-range missiles into the sea

People with albinism issued with protective alarms in Malawi

Attacks on Indian journalists highlight growing intolerance

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican Senate Will Go Scorched Earth on Joe Biden. Does He Have the Mental Stamina to Make It? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Accuses Jerome Corsi of Lying When He Testified Stone’s Cover Story Was a Cover Story emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

My Corona bmaz, emptywheel

Dispatches from the Fever Bed Echidne, at her blog

A national scandal digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

They Don’t Believe Him tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Folks linin’ up outside just to get down-ballot Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Congress Needs a “Rocket Docket” for Its Disputes With the President Nikhel Sus, Just Security

Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan: What’s There to Be Upset About? Salam Fayyad, Lawfare

It’s About Time Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Women and the presidency Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 640 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

About that brokered thing: the Sorkinian view Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Texas Just Shutting Down All Polling Places That Aren’t At Ted Cruz’s House Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Did Public Enemy Break Up Over Bernie Sanders, Just Like Your Friendships? It’s Complicated! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Supreme Court To Hear Obamacare Case: Kill It NOW, Or Kill It LATER? Liz Dye, Wonkette Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Judge Declares Ken Cuccinelli An Illegal Doktor Zoom, Wonkette