The Breakfast Club (Essence)

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

Alabama Gov. George Wallace shot on presidential campaign trail; Newly-founded Israel attacked by Arab neighbors; The U.S. Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil.; Country singer June Carter Cash dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The essence of good government is trust.

Kathleen Sebelius

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Whistleblower: US still lacks virus plan, Americans at risk

Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

‘It’s impossible’: NY nursing homes fret about testing order

3 million more US layoffs intensify fears of lasting damage

Officials release edited coronavirus reopening guidance

Wisconsin governor warns of ‘massive confusion’ after ruling

Poll: Virus, econ crisis drive fears of having enough to eat

CDC alerts doctors to COVID-19 linked condition in children

Denver to furlough thousands of workers amid coronavirus

Oversight of veterans homes to be probed after virus deaths

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit over Trump’s hotel profits

I-75 reopens in southwest Florida as wildfire continues

UN health agency chief unbowed amid attacks, Trump criticism

Burundi kicks out top WHO official in country ahead of vote

Swearing-in of new Israeli government delayed by infighting

Head of World Trade Organization to step down early

Asia Today: Japan easing emergency, Wuhan starts new testing

Dentists carefully reopen in France after 2-month lockdown

Breakfast Blogs

Today’s Hotspot Spotlight Brings Us to Tallapoosa County, Alabama Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Experts’ 7 best ideas on how to beat Covid-19 and save the economy Matthew Yglesias, Vox

As Richard Burr Rushes to Release Volume Five of SSCI’s Russian Investigation, the FBI Closes In emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Kerala And Covid-19. Lessons for the US Echidne, at her blog

Obama to testify? Bring it on. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

This little mask of mine… Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Fatal Flaw in DOD’s Latest Civilian Casualties Report Daphne Eviatar, Just Security

Texas Appeals Court Rules for Democrats in Heated Battle Over Vote-By-Mail Colin Kalmbacher, Law and Crime

Purity of essence Paul Campos, Lawyer, Guns and Money

Social Survival in the PandemicErik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

At the Bright Hearing, Republicans Tell Scientists: You May Have Your Fancy Studies, But We Have Anecdotes The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Unmask This Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Your Right To Die Of Coronavirus Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Don’t Call Senator Richard Burr’s Mobile Unless You Want To Talk To The FBI Liz Dye, Wonkette

Perfect Angel KY Cops Very Mad Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend Made Them Shoot Her Dead Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Kroger Pays CEO $21 Million After Ending Store Workers’ ‘Hero Bonus’ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Russia Attacked Election To Help HILLARY, According To Breaking News Trump Just Found In His Butt Evan Hurst, Wonkette