The Breakfast Club (No Body Said It Was Easy)

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

The Korean War begins; Custer meets his end at the Battle of Little Bighorn; John Dean testifies before the Senate Watergate Committee; Author George Orwell born; Deep-sea explorer Jacques Cousteau dies.

Breakfast Tunes

With graduation approaching, Staten Island’s famed PS 22 Chorus performs one final song virtually — Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

George Orwell

Breakfast News

‘Coming back and biting us’: US sees virus resurgence

Virus cases surge among the young, endangering older adults

Report: State, local aid needed to avert 4 million layoffs

US supports legal challenge to Hawaii traveler quarantine

3 charged after medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide

3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Detroit police challenged over face recognition flaws, bias

California voters to decide fate of affirmative action ban

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Disney delays Southern California theme park reopenings

5 players withdraw, 1 tests positive, nerves frayed on virus

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

Scarce medical oxygen worldwide leaves many gasping for life

US citizens likely to be left out as Europe reopens borders

Peru giving up on virus measures in face of sinking economy

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

Mongolian People’s Party retains strong parliament majority

Dutch leader holds talks with anti-racism protesters

IMF downgrades outlook for global economy in face of virus

Kosovo president, 9 others indicted on war crimes charges

Back to grindstone for ‘Mona Lisa’ at post-lockdown Louvre

Breakfast Blogs

Josh Hawley’s Lincoln Speech Makes You Wonder Who Really Wants a Culture War Charles P.Federal Judge Wants to Make Sure Bill Barr Isn’t Doing Roger Stone a Favor by Delaying Prison Time. Pierce, Esquire Politics

HJC Democrats Do Little to Limit Jim Jordan’s Assault on Public Health and Rule of Law emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Why Biden is doing so much better digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Out of sight, out of his mind Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Legal Experts ‘Stunned’ by D.C. Circuit’s Michael Flynn Decision, Call for Review by Full Court Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Fascist judge appointed by fascist leader orders dismissal of case against fascist leader’s minion Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kentucky: The Day After Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ross Goes Bannon Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Pentagon nominee tries to walk back record of online radicalism Steve Benen, MaddowBlog

Oh Look It’s The ‘Paul Is Dead’ George Floyd Conspiracy Theory 🙁DoKtor Zoom, , Wonkette

Staten Island Assistant Principal Thinks ‘Privilege’ Is Black People With Sneakers, Headphone Technology Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Bill Barr Ratf*cked The Ratf*cker’s Case, Roger Stone Prosecutor Will Testify Liz Dye, Wonkette

President Super-Spreader Went To Arizona Evan Hurst, Wonkette