The Breakfast Club (The Best Measure)

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.

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This Day in History

George Washington dies at age 67; Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his group reach South Pole; Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign an internationally-brokered peace treaty; Baseball’s Roger Maris dies at age 51

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.

Arthur C. Clarke

Breakfast News

Report: Whistleblower says ICE denied healthcare to migrants

Opponents warn of staff exodus as US breaks up lands bureau

Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court

Cyberattack, ransomware hobbles New Orleans city government

N Carolina elections board chastises voting equipment vendor

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

Georgia moving forward with mass voter purge Monday

Large hospital system says it was hit by ransomware attack

Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant

Council: Horse manure still OK on Texas city’s beaches

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot

Battle ahead: Scotland party leader vows independence push

Breakfast Blogs

The Hour of the Founders Arrived Again on Friday Morning in the House Judiciary Committee Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump “Cares” about Corruption in Ukraine because It Ensures Paul Manafort Will Keep His Secrets emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Outdated… On How Snopes Judged The Verity Of A Case About The Steubenville Rape. Echidne, at her blog

Trump is going ahead and doing it again. As he’s being impeached. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

How the right uses the joy of hate to stop action on climate change Spocko, Hullabaloo

Looks Like We’re Not Going to Keep It tristero, Hullabaloo

Defining democracy down Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Administration Proposes Rule to Collect DNA From Detained Noncitizens Krista Oehlke, Lawfare

Don’t bother, they’re here Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Cruelty is the Entire Point Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: It’s Going To Be Rubio! driftglass, at his blog

Hi it’s Stupid: Britain Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

CHAIT CHERRY-PICKS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Bllog

Melania Pretty Sure Bullying Kids Is #BeBest As Long As They’re … Famous? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Hey Bill Barr, Wanna Read Rudy’s Dirrrty Ukraine Fantasy Novel? Liz Dye, Wonkette

NJ Anti-Vaxxers Somehow Protesting Traffic Problems In Fort Lee Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

PSA: Don’t Take Fish Antibiotics Unless You Are A Fish. In Which Case You Are Probably Not Reading This. Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Andrew Sullivan: Jeremy Corbyn Killed Labour With All His Woke Pronouns Stephen Robinson, Wonkette