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May 29 2020

The Breakfast Club (Enemy Of The Truth)

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

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first to scale Mt. Everest’s peak; President John F. Kennedy born; Patrick Henry gives his “If this be treason” speech; Comedian Bob Hope born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

John F. Kennedy

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Cancer, coronavirus are a dangerous mix, new studies find

Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

National Guard called to respond to Minneapolis violence

Court rejects bid to revive cancelled US pipeline program

Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn’t have

North Carolina governor: RNC hasn’t submitted safety plan

Court orders defiant Michigan barber to close his shop

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

China moves to quell Hong Kong protests with security law

US charges North Koreans in $2.5B sanctions-busting scheme

Australian court rules Queen’s letters can be made public

Virus, heat wave and locusts form perfect storm in India

Amid virus lockdown, radio lessons return in Latin America

Regional court orders Panama to protect migrants’ health

Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattack

French way of life to resume with restaurants reopening

Breakfast Blogs

The Pennsylvania Legislature Is Just Crazy Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Stealing Elections: The Underlying Assumption behind Billy Barr’s Flip-Flop on the Materiality of Flynn’s Lies emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Senate is definitely in playdigby aka Heather DigbyParton, Digbys Hullabaloo

Understanding the Michael Flynn Case: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff, and the Proper from the Improper Marty Lederman, Just Security

First Amendment Expert: Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Is a ‘Threat to Free Speech’ Colin Kalmacher, Law & Crime

Fire Away Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Area pundit shocked to discover that Republican attacks on Obama were not made entirely in good faith Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On Rioting and Police Abolition Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The (gender) politics of COVID-19 Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

That One Weird Trick Guaranteed to Make Any Republican Berserk With Rage

Deregulation News Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD IS AFRAID TO QUIT TWITTER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Texas Supreme Court Suggests You Just Lie On Your Absentee Ballot App Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Mike Pompeo Using Government Resources To Boost His Political Ambitions? UNPOSSIBLE! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Bill Barr Gonna Unmask The Obamagates For Trump, Because That’s What Daddy Wants Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Minneapolis Raging, Tucker Carlson A Raging Dick Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Mark Zuckerberg, Who Once Gave Rare Butt Cricket STD To Entire Shopping Mall, Says Fact-Checking Bad Stephen Robinson, Wonkette