The Breakfast Club (We Are Warriors)

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

Sen. Joseph McCarthy confronted over his anti-communist tactics; Author Charles Dickens dies; Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns; Secretariat wins Triple Crown; Electric guitar pioneer Les Paul born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.

Breakfast News

A US recession began in February in the face of coronavirus

Behind virus and protests: A chronic US economic racial gap

‘A big test’: Hard-hit New York City begins reopening

California OKs movie theaters to reopen with limited seats

New York poised to lift veil on police disciplinary files

Law Enforcement ‘Strategically Deflated’ Tires During Minneapolis Protests

VA County Weighing Hate Crime Charges After ‘KKK Leader’ Plowed Truck Into Protesters

Cristobal to merge with new storm system after lashing South

MLB offers 76-game season, playoffs rise up to 16 teams

World leaders won’t gather at UN for first time in 75 years

N. Korea says it will cut communication channels with South

Concealing virus is latest Bolsonaro effort shore up base

Russia charges plant director in Arctic diesel fuel spill

Settler leader: Netanyahu moving ahead with annexation plans

Urgent meeting of UN rights body sought after Floyd killing

Germany: US troop reduction could harm NATO security

Building works re-start in Paris’ fire-ravaged Notre Dame

Panda escapes from enclosure at Danish zoo; returned safely

Breakfast Blogs

Two Men—One on Each Coast—Drove Cars Into Crowds of Protesters This Weekend Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Defendant Barr’s Flip-Flops Finally Attract Press Attention emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Why of “Defund the Police” Rayne, emptywheel

Social unrest and economic distress. What could go wrong? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Recasting the tin soldiers Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

New Complicity Charges Filed in the Killing of George Floyd Beth Van Schaack, Just Security

Newly Released Body Cam Video Shows Deputies Tasing Man Who Said ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Before He Died Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

‘Strategically Deflated’: Authorities Admit to Slashing Tires on Cars Belonging to Protesters and Journalists in Minneapolis Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Bunker Baby is very upset about the very unfair polls Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Fight Against Racist Statues Goes Global Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Not Just About the Cops Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

OMFG 38% of Americans! driftglass, at his blog

Refound the Police Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


John Bolton: Let’s Just Do It And Be Legends Man Liz Dye, Wonkette

Kimberly Jones Is Done Playing a Rigged Game Of Monopoly With America Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

GoFundMe Tells Candace Owens To Go Fu** Herself After She Tries To Raise Money For Racist Bar Owner Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Healing America With Race Speech Best Trump Idea Since ‘Bleach’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette