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Feb 01 2020

The Breakfast Club (The Side Of Truth)

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

Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy; a searing image from the Vietnam War; Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran, ending years of exile; actor Clark Gable born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All men wish to have truth on their side; but few to be on the side of truth.

Richard Whately

Breakfast News

Planned Parenthood to resume abortions at Kentucky clinic

Medical professionals battle virus misinformation online

Facebook fights spread of misinformation about virus online

US bars foreigners coming from China for now over virus fear

FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy

FCC: At least 1 phone company broke law by sharing location

Brexit turns sea crossing into journey through dimensions

Australian wildfires fan argument over impact of arsonists

Breakfast Blogs

Rudy Giuliani Isn’t the ‘Hand Grenade’ That Blows Everything Up. John Bolton Is. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mike Flynn Seizes the Rope to Hang Himself With: Pick Your Perjury emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump has intentionally rendered our pandemic response incapable Digby’s Hullabaloo

Proof of concept Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

John Bolton’s Silence — Here’s how he could lawfully break it Jameel Jaffer and Ramya Krishnan, Just Security

The Authoritarian Arguments for Trump’s Acquittal Quinta Jurecic, Alan Z. Rozenshtein, Lawfare

Some people have to play their little games Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Economic Populism of Donald Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What Good Things Did George Wallace Do? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Year From Now, I’ll Be Very Surprised If There Is Not Some Grand Square in Washington D.C… driftglass, st his blog

A Senate Trial Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TAKE THE MITCH McCONNELL MEMORY CHALLENGE! (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

No Impeachment, No Problem! Bolton’s Got Leaks FOREVER Liz Dye, Wonkette

Pick Another White Guy To Take Off Your Money Because Stacey Abrams Is Gonna Be President Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Lamar Alexander Cuts President Baby In Half, Everyone Pleased! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette