The Breakfast Club (Beautiful People)

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

Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Tokyo Bay; Industrialist John D. Rockefeller born; Word of what becomes known as ‘The Roswell Incident’; North Korea’s Kim Il Sung dies; Ziegfeld stages first ‘Follies.’

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Breakfast News

The Latest: New virus restrictions possible in Pennsylvania

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

Cases of coronavirus in Idaho spike after businesses reopen

States sue US department over virus relief funds for schools

Missouri summer camp virus outbreak raises safety questions

Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes

FBI investigating reported assault on Black Indiana man

Federal charges filed for 7 protesters in Portland, Oregon

Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech

Richmond removes statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart

Health panel may open lung cancer screening to more smokers

NASA adds more safety fixes for Boeing’s crew capsule

In France, study shows virus hit African immigrants hardest

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Venezuela high court orders takeover of Guaidó’s party

Serbs storm parliament after virus lockdown announced

Jerusalem offers a grim model for a post-annexation future

TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises questions

Twins joined at head separated at Vatican pediatric hospital

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Tough Times for the Extraction Industries. Judges Keep Bringing Down the Hammer. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Getting Back In The Saddle. Or Writing After Illness. Echidne, at her blog

The view from the USS Hellship digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Looking-glass leadership Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Mary Trump’s Book Has Already Leaked–a Death Knell for Trump Family’s Lawsuit Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

New Proposed Asylum Regulations Would Endanger Women’s Lives Sherizaan Minwalla, Lawfare

The Vote Suppression Industrial ComplexScott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Jumpstart Seattle: how Amazon won the battle, then lost the war DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Censorship and “censorship” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hopeful Family Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


What If All These ‘Heritage Not Hate’ People Celebrated Less Hateful Aspects Of Their Heritage Instead? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Donald Trump: This Racism Goes Up To Eleven Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Deutsche Bank Agrees To $150 Million Fine For Jeffrey Epstein Dealings. Mistakes Were Made! Liz Dye, Wonkette

ICE To International Students: Risk (Corona) Or Get The F*ck Out Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Did Ayn Rand And Grover Norquist Drown Their PPP Moneys In The Bathtub? THEY BETTER DID! Evan Hurst, Wonkette