Apr 14 2020

The Breakfast Club (Reason To Fight)

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 Abraham Lincoln assassinated; Titanic strikes iceberg; First videotape demonstrated; Loretta Lynn born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.

Anne Sullivan

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

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

Storms tear through South amid pandemic; more than 30 dead

Governors form compacts to coordinate reopening society

Lockdowns cut driving and crashes, bring insurance discounts

US clears first saliva test to help diagnose new virus

Officials want delay in nation’s head count due to virus

Virus closes some meat plants, raising fears of shortages

Heart woes spur partial stop of malaria drug study for virus

Coronavirus upends Putin’s political agenda in Russia

As virus deaths rise, Sweden sticks to ‘low-scale’ lockdown

South Africa’s lockdown effective, but some problems emerge

Netanyahu, rival report ‘meaningful progress’ in unity talks

Schooner is school for Dutch teens sailing home due to virus

Volunteers feed hungry animals at Nepal’s revered shrine

Breakfast Blogs

An Actual Administration Would Have Helped America’s Farmers Already Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rikers and Roosevelt: The Uncontrolled Human Experiment Occurring with Essential Workers (and Their Wards) emptwheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Capitalism fails the Covid-19 Crisis Ed Walker, emptywheel

US “Job Creators” Negate The Humanity Of Workers Jim White, emptywheel

Plague Thoughts Echidne, at her blog

Trump the TV has-been digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The man without a plan Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Long History of Coercive Health Responses in American Law Adam Klein and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

The War on the USPS Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

One Economic Bright Spot: The Never Trump Lifeboat Industry is Booming driftglass, at his blog

Note on ideology Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP WANTS REVENGE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Wait, Why Is President Loud Stupid Bragging About Raising Gas Prices Now? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Nice Time! VA Gov Northam Goes Full General Sherman On Confederate Monuments Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Reflections On A Corona-40th-Birthday Spent Wood-Grabbing Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Is The Federalist Just Straight Up Trying To Kill People? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

The Post Office Is In Trouble. Trump Is Here To Help With A Nice Pillow For Its Face. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette