The Breakfast Club (Birthday)

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

A massacre at the Munich Olympics; President Gerald Ford escapes the first of two assassination attempts, weeks apart; Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ published; Missionary nun Mother Teresa dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is still no cure for the common birthday.

John Glenn

Breakfast News

Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force

Racial tensions roiling US pose target for election meddling

Maine absentee ballot requests already number nearly 120,000

Thanks, but no: Small businesses shun payroll tax deferral

Alleged Boogaloo members face terrorism charges in Minnesota

Governors want more say in habitat rule for at-risk wildlife

India coronavirus caseload crosses 4M, stretching resources

Madrid struggles as center of pandemic’s 2nd wave in Europe

As Africa’s COVID-19 cases rise, faith is put to the test

Spanish doctors hope beach trips can help ICU virus patients

Indian, Chinese defense ministers meet amid border tensions

Erdogan raises rhetoric in Greece standoff in Mediterranean

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ okayed to quit zoo for new life

Breakfast Blogs

This Is One Hot Mess and It Sounds Like It May Go On At Least Until Election Day Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Interpol Drops Red Notice against Yevgeniy Prigozhin Even Though US Charges Remain emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler

Very stable genius at work dogby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Aaaand they’re off! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A Test for the US Posture on the Int’l Criminal Court: “Safe Harbor” Licenses? Beth von Schaak, Just Security

The D.C. Circuit, Conspiracy, and the Guantanamo Military Commissions: Third Time’s the Charm? Benjamin R. Farley, Just Security

Fox News national correspondent confirms the Atlantic story Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

My “this summary execution was necessary to uphold the rule of law” T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 674 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Portrait of David Brooks Stranded Between Two Woke Mobs driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Quiet Part Update Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

JUST DO YOUR DAMN JOBS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

We Say ‘Defund The Police’ Because We Don’t Want You Shoving A Guy’s Face In The Ground Till He Dies Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Dear US Military: This Is What Your Commander-In-Chief Really Thinks Of You Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump’s Debate Plan? Try To Make Biden Stutter. Because These People Are FILTH. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Bill Barr Just A Big Ol’ Liar About Absentee Voter Fraud, Who Knew? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette