The Breakfast Club (Higher Standard)

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

TWA Flight 800 explodes; Russia’s royal family executed; Disneyland opens; Nicaragua’s Somoza goes into exile; Apollo and Soyuz link up in space; Baseball’s Ty Cobb and jazz great John Coltrane die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Henry Ward Beecher

Breakfast News

Virus prompts drastic measures as death tolls set records

Georgia gov sues to end cities’ defiance on mask rules

CDC extends US ban on cruise ships through September

Judge delays deadline to free detained migrant children” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>List of national retail chains requiring masks is growing

Puerto Rico rolls back openings amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Mosquitoes flying free as health departments focus on virus

Judge delays deadline to free detained migrant children

Supreme Court says Florida can enforce law limiting ex-felons who owe fines from voting

Judge gives Trump until July 27 to add new challenges to subpoena in taxes case

Anniversary of world’s 1st atomic test fuels nuclear debate

NASA’s Hubble successor delayed again by virus, other issues

Police capture kangaroo hopping through Fort Lauderdale

Brazil tops 2 million coronavirus cases, with 76,000 dead

Struggling India set to cross 1 million coronavirus cases

African nation blasts ‘inequality crisis’ in virus testing

Bangladeshi hospital owner arrested over fake virus tests

Chinese executives get ‘pre-test’ injections in vaccine race

UK accuses ‘Russian actors’ of meddling in 2019 election

Vatican says bishops should report sex abuse to police

Breakfast Blogs

If There’s a Job to Be Done, Camp Runamuck Will Find the Exact Wrong Person to Do It Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Rump Coverer’s Other Mission: Militarized Voter Suppression [UPDATE-3] Rayne, emptywheel

The kids aren’t all alright Digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

This land is still our land Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Vehicle Ramming: The Evolution of a Terrorist Tactic Inside the US Mia Bloom, Just Security

Sotomayor Blasts Supreme Court for Upholding Florida Poll Tax That Excludes Voters ‘Simply Because They Are Poor’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

What Did Geoffrey Berman Tell the House Judiciary Committee? Jacob Schulz, Lawfare

John Roberts’s Latest Tribute to Roger Taney Scott Lemiuex, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another Reason why Everything is Terrible DanNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

All Your Buried Corpses Now Begin to Speak

The Great Reset Is Already Underway driftglass, at his blog

And the Grift Goes On Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


RNC Moves Convention To Van By The River, Maybe They Can Fill That Up Liz Dye, Wonkette

Alabama Dems Show Rest Of Us How To THROW THE F*CK DOWN Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Which Is Scarier? People Believing In QAnon, Or People Pretending To Believe In Order To Look ‘Cool’? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Susan Collins Very Concerned Sara Gideon Won’t Meet Her Behind The Gym After Fifth Period Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Congress Just Curious Why Trump Buying PPE From Incompetent Dipsh*ts Doktor Zoom, Wonkette