The Breakfast Club (Shamrocks)

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

St. Patrick dies; President George W. Bush gives Saddam Hussein 48 hour ultimatum; Franklin D. Roosevelt gets married; Baseball players including Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa testify to congress about steroid use.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.

Brendan Behan

Breakfast News

US governors expand shut downs amid coronavirus concerns

AP Exclusive: Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses

Hit by virus, US airlines seek aid far exceeding post-9/11

Senate votes to renew surveillance powers, delaying changes

Supreme Court postpones arguments because of virus outbreak

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

Court approves PG&E’s $23B bankruptcy financing package

SAT and ACT college tests canceled because of virus fears

Distilleries using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

‘Don’t stop’: When Carnegie Hall canceled, show went on

The Latest: Venezuelans in quarantine, NZ expects recession

G-7 leaders try to ease tension, vow to coordinate on virus

UK ramps up virus fight: no pubs, 12-week isolation for some

France says people must stay home to slow spread of virus

Virus toll in Iran climbs as lockdowns deepen across Mideast

New Africa coronavirus crisis looms with internal spread

‘There is nothing now’: Syrians in Idlib fear end nearing

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Is a Party Man. Will He Go Along With the Party’s New Progressive Direction? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Yevgeniy Prigozhin Wins His Asymmetric Legal War against DOJ emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

How South Korea got ahead of the curve digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Free MAGA Publicity tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Mugged by COVID-19 Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Lessons Ignored: John Bolton’s Bogus Defense of “Streamlining” Away Our Bio-Readiness Jeremy Konyndyk, Just Security

Lessons for America: How South Korean Authorities Used Law to Fight the Coronavirus Brian Kim, Lawfare

What Kind of Endgame Does the Sanders Campaign Want? Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Epistemic closure will get people killed Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Sacrifice Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Gratin with Bacon Vacuumslayer, Lawyers, Guns and Money Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Federal Reserve Brings A Banana To A Gunfight, THIS IS FINE Lix Dye, Wonkette

Badass Judge: NO SNAP CUTS FOR YOU! Robyn Penacchia, Wonkette

Mitt Romney Wants To Give YOU $1,000 Plus An Obamaphone!

Take Heart, America: Mitch McConnell Still Piece Of Sh*t Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump Presser Only 80 Percent Lies This Time, So That’s Crazy! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette