The Breakfast Club (Paving Roads)

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

American and British forces invade Iraq; U.S. soldiers charged in Abu Ghraib scandal; France’s Napoleon regains power; ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’; Sarin attack hits Tokyo subway; John Lennon marries Yoko Ono.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.

Philip Roth

Breakfast News

California governor orders statewide stay-at-home order

Trump administration replaces counterterrorism chief

Most renters will not receive protections under WH proposal

National parks are free, but some oppose that amid the virus

Oregon primary elections, by mail, to proceed as planned

News organizations drop paywall for coronavirus information

Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads

Chinese factories face new threat: US anti-virus controls

Israelis accuse Netanyahu of exploiting virus to keep power

Germany bans anti-Semitic group, raids homes

New Zealand passes landmark law to decriminalize abortion

Europeans sing health workers’ praises nightly from windows

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Time to Quarantine the Crazy Coming Out of the White House Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Where’s Mike Pompeo? digby aka Meather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What Amanda Sez tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What’s this smoke blowing up my ass? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump Administration Has Not Earned Privilege to Speak Anonymously — Especially During a National Crisis David Lapan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Judge Enjoins Trump Administration’s Easing of Restrictions on 3-D Gun Blueprints Eric Halliday and Rachael Hannna, Just Security

The Trump virus Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What if Hillary Was President During the Pandemic? Rik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Pardon My Outflanking Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What Will The GOP Doing During Peak and Post-COVID-19? driftglass, at his blog

Why It Matters That Trump Is Calling COVID-19 “the Chinese Virus” The Rude Pundit, at his blog

WE EAT NORMAL STUFF — WE’RE AMERICANS! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Ron DeSantis Will Close Florida’s Beaches. By October, At The Latest! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump’s Daily Coronavirus Bullsh*t, Or Who Or What The Hell Is ‘Chanel Rion’? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Elizabeth Warren Knows How Army And WALL Can Make Themselves Useful Right About Now Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

If You Won’t Say ‘Chinese Virus,’ You’re Just Not Serious About Stopping This Pandemic! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette