The Breakfast Club (Persuade)

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

Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome; Johnson urges passage of Voting Rights Act; Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers convicted of fraud; Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton; “My Fair Lady” debuts on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Breakfast News

US News

As gunman targets homeless, mayors urge all to seek shelter

Homelessness jumps 35% in 2 years in biggest Arizona county

Federal Reserve to begin risky pursuit of a ‘soft landing’

Cash for grass: Colorado bill would pay to abandon lawns

California lawmakers vote to increase UC Berkeley enrollment

Jury awards $100M-plus to victims of Seattle crane collapse

Oregon man sues for $43.5M over brain surgery paralysis

Oregon man pleads guilty to importing live scorpions

US Politics

Pelosi pushes to show united Democrats ahead of midterms

Raskin nomination for Fed in peril as Democrat opposes pick

House Dems seek probe of USPS plan for new mail truck fleet

Done in a day: SC House sprints through $14 billion budget

Beshear: Measure would cost Kentucky millions in food aid

Stacey Abrams says she’s more ready to be Georgia governor

Biden attends first in-person fundraiser since pandemic

International News

COVID-19 cases more than double in China’s growing outbreak

Russia keeps up attacks in Ukraine as two sides hold talks

Russian missile strike near NATO’s Poland stirs anxiety

US warns Chinese on support for Russia in Ukraine war

Once a powerful symbol in Russia, McDonald’s withdraws

Julian Assange denied permission to appeal by UK’s top court


Trae Young has 46 points, Hawks top Trail Blazers 122-113

Mobley scores season-high 30 as Cavs beat Clippers in OT

erry Rozier shines as Hornets beat Thunder 134-116

Jokic leads Nuggets past Sixers; Embiid hits floor hard

Crouse scores 3 times in Coyotes’ 5-3 win over Senators

Breakfast Blogs

How’d a Federal Reserve Nomination Become About Fossil Fuels? Allow Joe Manchin to Answer. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On the Benefits of Having a Career Diplomat Run CIA: “This Is One Information War that I Think Putin Is Losing” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 20: Things Are Continuing As They’ve Been Going Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

The Future of the Republican Party digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The corrupt leading the incompetent Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cops Have So Much Extra Military Gear They’re Giving It Away To Ukraine Freedom Fighters Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Federal Judge Approves of Split Sentences in Jan. 6 Misdemeanor Cases Malisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Feds Charge Russian Oligarch at Center of Campaign Finance Scheme Involving Ex-Rudy Giuliani Associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Every old pretext is new again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The seductions of catastrophe Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Information Warfare – March 14, 2022 Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,042 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Pitch: Woke Pork Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Mother Jones: Tucker Carlson Is Russian Propaganda. Literally. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Today In Labor History: In 1954, ‘Salt Of The Earth,’ A Landmark Of Labor Filmmaking, Has Its Premiere Erik Loomis, Wonkette

Minneapolis Says It Can’t Afford To Pay Educators Enough To Live. The State Has $9 Billion Surplus. Robyn Pennachia, Wonkette

Maybe ​Trump’s Big Lie Will Help Mark Kelly Keep His Senate Seat After All Stephen Robinson, Wonkette