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Jun 05 2020

The Breakfast Club (A Little Wild)

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

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles; The Six-Day War erupts in the Mideast; Birth of the Marshall Plan; First reported AIDS cases in the U.S.; Former President Ronald Reagan dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.

John Maynard Keynes

Breakfast News

Black activists, allies call Lee statue removal a big win

Mall owner sues Gap for rent on coronavirus-shuttered stores

Headlines, op-ed prompt staff protests at NY Times, Inquirer

States sue to block DeVos’ campus sexual assault overhaul

US public schools need major building repairs, report finds

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

ACLU sues over police force on protesters near White House

Raw feelings abound as Senate turns back to Russia probe

Congressman: No NCAA antitrust exemption in athlete pay bill

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

NASCAR announces another wave of races through August

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran as part of deal

Kindness spreads with volunteer links at corona connects

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide in air hits new record high

Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New Zealand

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

Seoul vows to stop border protests after Pyongyang’s threat

South Africa’s hotspot limits most testing to above age 55

Face coverings to be mandated on public transport in England

European Central Bank nearly doubles pandemic support scheme

Germany’s Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term

Breakfast Blogs

Lisa Murkowski Is ‘Struggling’ With Whether to Give This Threat to the Constitution Four More Years? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

If the Steele Dossier Is Disinformation, Republicans Have Become Willful Participants in the Operation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He’s acting like a fascist and his followers love him for it digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Teargaslighting Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How insecure is he? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The U.S. Constitution and Limits on Detention and Use of Force in Handling Civil Unrest John Dehn, Just Security

On Rod Rosenstein’s Peculiar Testimony Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Left-Libertarian Alliance Introduces House Bill to End Qualified Immunity for Police Officers Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Sam Alito is an accessory to murder of Breonna Taylor Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hard to believe that speech is free now Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

White Women and White Supremacy Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

COTTON: SEND IN THE MILITARY! THE MILITARY: UM… Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

New York Times HAD To Let Tom Cotton Write About The Joys Of Fascist Occupation, Because JOURNALISM Liz Dye, Wonkette

GOP-Led Senate Intel Committee Did Things While You Weren’t Looking. They Were … Good Things? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

How The World Sees The US Just Now Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Ahmaud Arbery’s Last Moments Filled With More Racism Than We Knew, But As Much As We Expected Stephen Robinson, Wonkette