Feb 27 2020

The Breakfast Club (Keeping On)

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

Germany’s Reichstag burns, giving the Nazis under Adolf Hitler a pretext to seize absolute power; A cease-fire ends the Persian Gulf War; Actress Elizabeth Taylor born; Children’s TV host Fred Rogers dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I think that the thing that we learned back in the day of the civil rights movement is that you do have to keep on keeping on.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Breakfast News

Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty

Utility to pay $53M for blasts that damaged homes, killed 1

Court: Migrant child with head injury can see neurologist

Kansas struggles with details of legalizing sports betting

Neo-Nazi leaders face conspiracy charges on both coasts


Salt Lake City vows transparency, frugality in Olympic bid

Cambodian refugee deported 2 years ago returns to US

Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

Greek islanders attack riot police in migrant camp protests

Death toll rises to 24 from Delhi riots during Trump trip

Spain takes first European moves against Plácido Domingo

Breakfast Blogs

What a Day It’s Been for the Paranoid Little Terrarium That Is the Modern Conservative Mind Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The State of Play: Joshua Schulte and Julian Assange emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Preparing For The Inevitable Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak Jim White, emptywheel

The latest in creeping fascism digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Some People Just Don’t Know When to… tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Shouting “change” into a power vacuum Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Let the Rule of Law Rule Law Enforcement: Reflections on the Current Attorney General’s Tenure Stuart M. Gerson, Just Security

New York District Attorney Files Brief in Supreme Court Case Seeking Access to Trump’s Financial Records Eliot Setzer, Lawfare

Who Moved Tom Friedman’s Cheese? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The absurdity of Joe Biden Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Who Does Amy Kloubchar Think Goes to College? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Shouty Shout Shout “Debate” driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Cherokee Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Democratic Debate of the Damned The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Roger Stone’s Genius Lawyers Pretty Sure Scary Black Lady Tricked Them Into Botching Jury Selection Liz Dye, Wonkette

Is Acting DNI Ric Grenell A Literal Actual Foreign Agent Like Michael Flynn? No, He Couldn’t Possibly! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

James O’Keefe EXPOSES ABC News Reporter As Thoughtful Journalist, So Obviously ABC Suspended Him Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Chris Matthews Thinks Mike Bloomberg Too Busy Chopping Down Cherry Trees To Lie About Mistreating Women Stephen Robinson, Wonkette