The Breakfast Club (Wonder)

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

Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte dies; Philosopher Karl Marx born; IRA member Bobby Sands during a prison hunger strike; Carnegie Hall opens in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.

James Beard

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Called to order: Supreme Court holds 1st arguments by phone

Pittsburgh appeals judge’s rejection of firearm restrictions

Treasury says April-June borrowing will be a record $2.99T

Carnival Cruise Line says it’s canceling Alaska sailings

US women’s team players have options after setback in court

‘Murder Hornets,’ with sting that can kill, land in US

St. Jude music therapists organize backyard jams for kids

European virus tracing apps highlight battle for privacy

World leaders pledge billions for virus vaccine research

Virus fear turns deportees into pariahs at home in Guatemala

In fight over Brazil leader’s virus test, crisis looms

Italy eases virus lockdown, and gets first reckoning of toll

With testing, Iceland claims major success against COVID-19

Freedom! In France, a nursing home takes on COVID and wins

Brussels going greener amid coronavirus crisis

Amid Moscow lockdown, some dogs find new homes and friends

Breakfast Blogs

The Democratic Party Must Not Abandon Doug Jones in Alabama Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Four Ways Trump Can Ensure Mike Flynn Avoids Accountability for His Lies emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Premature emancipation digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Chiseler tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Lining up to be a hot lunch Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

COVID-19 and the Fight for an Equitable California Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Math and the plutocracy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Alarms and Excursions Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


White House Refuses To Let Fauci Testify To House, But OKs Senate Appearance Because … REASONS Liz Dye, Wonkette

Dr. Deborah Birx Wins Susan Collins Award For Most Seriously Troubled During A Global Crisis Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

What Lies Is Fox News Telling Your Nana About COVID-19 Deaths Today? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Federalist Writer, Minor Sorbo Have Thoughts On Abortion, Masks, And COVID-19 Robn Pennacchia, Wonkette

CDC Estimates Minus-1000 Drop From 2,000 To 3,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths By June Doktor Zoom, Wonkette