The Breakfast Club (Right Defense)

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

Islam’s Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y. Yankees retire Mickey Mantle’s number.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Right is its own defense.

Bertolt Brecht

Breakfast News

Minneapolis council majority backs disbanding police force

Duty to intervene: Floyd cops spoke up but didn’t step in

Police back off as peaceful protests push deep reforms

Democrats’ legislation would overhaul police accountability

Sen. Mitt Romney joins Black Lives Matter protest in DC

Tropical storm crashes onto US Gulf Coast amid flood threat

World reaches 400,000 virus deaths as pope urges caution

With recovery of last case, New Zealand has eradicated virus

Vietnam ratifies significant trade deal with European Union

Brazil expunges virus death toll as data befuddles experts

Watery end for statue of slave trader in UK city of Bristol

Workers to begin untangling charred metal web on Notre Dame

Breakfast Blogs

We’re Going to Try the Russian Approach to Environmental Regulation Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: A for “Antifa”, B for Brutality, C for Commit (Murder) Raynne, emptywheel

“How much can Trump destroy?” digby aka Heather Digby Partonm, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Single Dumbest Line the New York Times Ever tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Think they’ll cheat? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What Is Qualified Immunity, and What Does it Have to Do With Police Reform? Nathaniel Sobel, Lawfare

Wealth hoarding at elite universities Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I can’t breathe Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Terrorist Cops of America The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Art of the Possible Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Buffalo Cops Crushed To Learn They Can’t Go Around Beating Up Old Men Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Medical Supply Company Tosses All Swabs Made During Trump’s Visit. Wonder Why! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette