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Mar 07 2020

The Breakfast Club (Selma)

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

Civil rights marchers attacked in Selma, Alabama; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler sends troops into the demilitarized Rhineland; Movie director Stanley Kubrick dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s not just Barack Obama, but I doubt Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton would have made it to the White House without Selma.

John Lewis

Breakfast News

Virus cases top 100,000 in 90 countries as markets take dive

21 positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off California

Austin officials cancel South by Southwest festival

Ohio State settling some suits over doc abuse; cost unclear

University of Michigan won’t change investigation into abuse

Virginia lawmakers approve redistricting measure

Watchdog faults US land agency sending jobs out West

Swiss gruyere named best in world cheese competition

EU seeks united front to tackle medical shortages from virus

Asylum-seekers, coronavirus collide with complicated results

India’s beleaguered health system braces for virus surge

EU blasts Turkey for “organized” migrant attack on Greece

Oil price dives as OPEC, Russia fail to agree on output cut

Critics of India’s Modi government face sedition charges

Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching

Breakfast Blogs

‘The Sanctity of Life’ Means Something Different in Alabama, Apparently Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ Is Abusing FOIA Exemptions to Hide Later, More Damning Testimony of Trump Aides emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The testing debacle digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A plan for that too? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Roberts Denounces Schumer for Talking About Kavanaugh the Way Kavanaugh Talked About the Senate Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Int’l Criminal Court’s Afghanistan Decision Expands Prosecutor’s Power: What to Expect Next Randle DeFalco, Just Security

It’s Time For Some Game Theory Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The academic precariat’s precarious future Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Boss is Never the Friend of Justice erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Have Fun Storming The Castle driftglass, at his blog

Angry and Putrid Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

U.S. CORONAVIRUS POLICY IS IN THE HANDS OF TRUMP’S AGING BUSINESS CRONIES Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Texas State Rep Forced Into Runoff By Candidate Who May Not Exist! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Nice Time Study! Medicare For All Would Create Lots Of Jobs And Increase Wages Robyn Pennacchis, Wonkette

Screw The News, Let’s Watch Hillary Clinton And Andy Cohen Gossip! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Rick Santelli Sorry He Said You Should Get Sick And Die, For The Economy Liz Dye, Wonkette

Larry Kudlow Reminds Anxious America There’s No ‘Coronavirus’ In ‘TEAM’ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette