The Breakfast Club (Cut Throat)

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

Test of the world’s first nuclear weapon; President Richard Nixon’s White House taping system revealed; John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife and her sister die in a plane crash; Apollo 11 lifts off for Moon

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor’s throat without having his neighbor notice it.

Trygve Lie

Breakfast News

Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

The Latest: PA gov sets tougher rules for bars, restaurants

Coronavirus data is funneled away from CDC, sparking worries

Congress eyes new virus aid as school, health crisis deepens

Walmart latest retailer to require customers to wear masks

Arizona ban on evictions set to end as heat, infections soar

Mail delays likely as new postal boss pushes cost-cutting

American Airlines warns 25,000 workers they could lose jobs

Maine to use ranked voting for president after repeal fails

Berkeley moves toward removing police from traffic stops

New peak of 71K US overdose deaths in 2019 dashes hopes

23 AGs sue DeVos over student loan forgiveness policy

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

2021 Rose Parade canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

More than 150 countries sign up for global vaccine plan

Lockdowns reimposed in India as virus cases near 1 million

Statue of Black protester replaces toppled UK slave trader

Pro-Western party claims victory in North Macedonia election

Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions ‘hijacked’

Breakfast Blogs

These Monuments to American Eccentricity Give Me Hope Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Invented a New Cover Story Rather than Defend Himself at Trial emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Wonkish Myth of Crowding Out Ed walker, emptywheel

“Malignantly dysfunctional” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Walmart mandates masks nationwide, now all retailers should too Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

If It Works, Sure. tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

He’s not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed Rom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Black Security and the Conundrum of Policing Monica Bell, Just Security

Trump Files Court Documents to Drag Out Fight Against Manhattan DA’s Subpoena for His Tax Returns Jerry Lambe, Law & crime

The John Roberts Death Machine Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Real Confederacy Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Weary Nation Watches Trump and Asks, “What the Hell Was That?” The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Wrongthink Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Hey Kris Kobach, Found Yr Voter Fraud! It’s This Kansas GOP Idiot Congressman, Allegedly! Stephen Robinson, Wokette

Joe Biden Gonna Ban Windows, And Other Highlights From Trump’s Rose Garden Derp Manifesto Of Blarp Liz Dye, Wokette

Corona Recession Leaves 5.4 Million Americans Without Healthcare. MAGA MAGA MAGA! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette