The Breakfast Club (Liberty Endangered)

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

My Lai Massacre in Vietnam; Terry Anderson abducted; First successful liquid-fuel rocket launch; Jerry Lewis born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

James Madison

Breakfast News

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

Stock futures sink after rate cut, new virus restrictions

Business Fallout: Walmart limits hours, airlines cut flying

Hospitals fear any surge of virus cases, supply shortages

New York City schools to close Monday to fight coronavirus

Illinois shuts down bars, restaurants due to coronavirus

Norwegian musher takes lead in Iditarod as finish nears

Happy 200th birthday to Maine, but virus zaps the party

Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

Virus voting: France holds local elections despite fears

UK eyes plan to have over-70s isolate from virus for months

Israel takes step toward monitoring phones of virus patients

Netanyahu rival Gantz chosen to form new Israeli government

Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Coronavirus Presser Was an In-Kind Contribution to Joe Biden’s Campaign Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Customs And Border Protection Just Created Hundreds Of New COVID-19 Superspreaders Jim White, emptywheel

Meanwhile, Over at Foggy Bottom Peterr, emptywheel

Trouble with the curve digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Life in lockdown Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Highlights of Expert Panel on COVID-19 from Harvard, MIT, Mass General Hospital Dr. Melissa Bender, Just Security

Right-Wing Extremists’ New Weapon Eric Woods, Lawfare

What Does the Republican Death Cult Learn from Mass Death? How to Cause More Mass Death! Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

From all this you’d imagine that there must be something learned Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Epitaph for America: “I’ll Do What I Want” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Vs. the Virus Is Really Trump Vs. Us The Rude Pundits, at his blog

Literary Corner: Disquieting Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

“NEVER APOLOGIZE, NEVER EXPLAIN” Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog