The Breakfast Club (My Mask Will Stay On)

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

Britain’s Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer; Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini born; President Dwight Eisenhower signs an act creating NASA; Artist Vincent Van Gogh dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Breakfast News

The Latest: Georgia hospitals groan under COVID-19 assault

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Baseball season teeters, while states resist mask rules

GOP tucks $8 billion for military weaponry in virus bill

National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

Source: US, Oregon in talks about pulling agents in Portland

GOP’s jobless benefit plan could mean delays, states warn

Experts worry about errors if census schedule is sped up

Trump administration won’t accept new DACA applications

Masked mourners brave heat, virus fears to honor John Lewis

Norwegian flag mistaken for Confederate flag removed

Maduro’s hold on Venezuela tightens as coronavirus surges

Volunteers came to the rescue as virus raged in Kyrgyzstan

Brazil virus payout cuts extreme poverty to least in decades

Hundreds wait hours for coronavirus care in Ecuador capital

‘Second wave’ virus fears strike blow to tourism industry

Head of China CDC gets injected with experimental vaccine

Technology infuses ancient hajj rites tailored for pandemic

Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for ‘bad behavior’

Breakfast Blogs

William Barr’s Outright Contempt for Congress Makes Him the Face of This Administration* Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr Testifies He’s Unfamiliar with the Obstruction Portion of the Mueller Report emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Billy Barr Admits, for the Third and Fourth Time, that He Intervenes without Knowing the Facts emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Fergawdsakes digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Their authoritarian roots are showing Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Politically Motivated Prosecutions Part II: Refuse, Report, Resign Kristy Parker and Erica Newland, Just Security

‘Patently Illegal’: Trump Administration Announces Controversial New Plan to Wind Down DACA Program Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

If You Threaten to Sue a Business Over COVID-19, the GOP Thinks the Business Should Be Able to Sue You Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

How’s that pivot going? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump is the Symptom, Not the Disease Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Watching The Defectives: Rick Tyler driftglass, at his blog

Trust, But Corroborate Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Love Means Sneaking $1.75 Billion Bailout For Trump Hotel Into COVID Aid Package Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trumplethinskin Whining About Twitter’s Trending Topics Now Because This Is Hell Evan Hurst, Wonkette

In Trump’s America, Violent Men Assault Women On The Street. They Are The Law. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Police Say ​Richmond Riot Started By White Supremacists Doktor Soom, Wonkette