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Feb 24 2020

The Breakfast Club (Informed Opinion)

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

President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain’s Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill’s Grammy feat.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.

Martha Gellhorn

Breakfast News

Who is No. 1? Whoever gets to fill out 2020 Census form

For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

US ‘honor roll’ of historic places often ignores slavery

Judge halts plan to move virus patients to California city

Groups want cows corralled to protect jumping mouse habitat

Bear that wandered yards near Los Angeles moved to forest

American consumption of fish rises slightly to 11-year high

UNESCO plaque unveiled at Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

Skeptic of world being round dies in California rocket crash

Moscow targets Chinese with raids amid virus fears

Italy rushes to contain Europe’s first major virus outbreak

Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

Colombians grapple with a big problem: wandering hippos

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Disregard for Truth-Tellers Is Just a Crude Extension of Previous Presidents Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A Discussion of a Pardon for Assange Is Why Stone’s Threats against Credico Worked emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The politicization of the Intelligence Community is complete digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Unacceptable tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What Bernie did right Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What Really Happened at the Roger Stone Sentencing Mikhaila Fogel, Lawfare

If Only You Believe in Miracles So Would I Scott Lemeiux, lawyers, Guns and Money

The Apotheosis of Nixonism Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Charlie Sykes is On My Corner driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Is Sanders a Russian tool? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

GOP SABOTEURS IN SOUTH CAROLINA MIGHT DO ANTI-SANDERS DEMOCRATS A FAVOR Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog