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Mar 05 2020

The Breakfast Club (Gaslight)

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

The Boston Massacre; Winston Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech; The Soviet Union’s dictator Josef Stalin dies; Comedian John Belushi found dead; Country singer Patsy Cline killed in a plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.

Ethel Barrymore

Breakfast News

Feds investigate nursing home as U.S. death toll hits 11

FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

Supreme Court divided in 1st big abortion case of Trump era

Michigan Supreme Court hears case over Flint water liability

United is first to cut US flying due to virus outbreak

Lawyer warned Georgia county on dumping new voting system

Food stamp change fuels anxiety as states try to curb impact

Foes push back against medical marijuana bill in Kentucky

Mormon-owned BYU: Same-sex romantic behavior still banned

What’s Happening: Virus closes schools, but Louvre reopens

In Italy and beyond, virus outbreak reshapes work and play

China’s schools, forced online by virus, run into censors

Virus halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Friday prayers in Iran

Tensions between Greece and Turkey rise over migrant clashes

Breakfast Blogs

Super Tuesday Brought Some Good News for the Democrats’ Senate Hopes Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Recruitment of Jared Kushner emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

About that armistice digby aka Heater Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Outbreak Hotel Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Gravity of Michael Ellis’ Promotion to Senior Director for Intelligence at the White House Ryan Goodman, Just Security

House Subcommittee Voices Concerns Over U.S. Management of the Coronavirus Lucia Radder, Lawfare

Voter suppression Texas style Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

30% Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Schrodinger’s Heartlanders driftglass, at his blog

Primary Update Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

DEAR YOUNG PEOPLE: THE PARTY IS THERE FOR THE TAKING, BUT YOU HAVEN’T SEIZED IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

DC Circuit Court: What Are We, JUDGES? Jamie Lynn Crofts. Wonkette

Die, Caucuses, Die! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Black Voters Resist When Texas Goes Full Jim Crow On Super Tuesday Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Magnificent Benefactor Donald Trump Donates 1/6th Of A Golf Trip To Fight Coronavirus. Hail Magnificent Benefactor Trump! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Does The Trump Campaign Not Realize Judges Can Actually Read The Mueller Report For Themselves? Evan Hurst, Wonkette