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Apr 08 2020

The Breakfast Club (Courage Counts)

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

Funeral of Pope John Paul II; Pablo Picasso dies at 91; Teen aids patient Ryan White dies at 18; Hank Aaron hits 715th home run; Kurt Cobain found dead in home from self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

John Wooden

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

Parties ready for court battles over virus-era voting rights

‘A lot of pain.’ NY has biggest 1-day jump in virus deaths

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

Navy boss resigns amid uproar over firing of ship captain

Computer issues at SBA said to hold up small business loans

Wildlife group: Gulf oil spill still affecting wildlife

With prime minister in ICU, Britain asks: Who’s in charge?

China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

Europe’s nursing homes in spotlight for uncounted virus dead

Military promises Pakistani doctors gear to fight virus

Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdown

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

Athletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spots

Breakfast Blogs

Our Tax Money Is Going to Directly Fund Religion Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Last Night, Trump Admitted that Jared Kushner — Who Promised Testing in Big Box Parking Lots — Had Failed emptywheek aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Obsessed digby aka Heahter Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

This is nuts Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

COVID-19 Shows How the U.S. Got National Security Wrong Oona Hathaway, Just Security

The Trump Court and the 2020 Election Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Good news is on the way Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Other Things Out of Wisconsin Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ron Fournier and the Rule of Mules driftglass, at his blog

Feet of Clay Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WILL THE RIGHT-WING RANK-AND-FILE REBEL AGAINST CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

White House Econ Loon Peter Navarro Wants To Be The Good Guy Here. NOPE. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Hooray! Feds Rush Medical Supplies From China So States Can Over-Pay For Them Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

God Wants You To Ignore Doctors And Listen To Trump, Says Jews For Jesus Guy Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

SC Gov McMaster Issues Stay At Home Order While There Are Still Some South Carolinians Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

It’s Time For The Fox News Corona Boner Pill Sextravaganza! Starring Dr. Oz! Evan Hurst, Wonkette