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Jun 20 2020

The Breakfast Club (Where Do The Children Play)

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

izzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; Britain’s Queen Victoria begins rule; Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam War-era draft case; ‘Jaws’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?

Lillian Hellman

Breakfast News

Colorado passes sweeping police reform bill

Amid protests for racial justice, Juneteenth gets new renown

More U.S. workers getting Juneteenth off as awareness grows

Trump crowd grows, clashes with protesters ahead of rally

5 Phils test positive for virus, 3 teams shut spring camps

AMC Theaters reverses course on masks after backlash

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

Summer vacationers weigh testing, quarantine or staying home

Administration drops secrecy posture on small business aid

Following athletes, NCAA takes aim at Confederate flag

Judge to OK $58B plan to end PG&E bankruptcy after wildfires

Trump administration backs Idaho transgender sports ban

Air Force makes history: 1st woman as top enlisted leader

AP changes writing style to capitalize ″b″ in Black

Britain lowers virus alert, Germany sees spike in cases

Black Lives Matter spurs scrutiny of Dutch colonial past

Canada’s loss of UN Security Council seat a blow to Trudeau

Germany, France, UK press Iran to provide atomic site access

Russia fines opposition radio station for fake news

Barber offers hope in Peruvian barrios devastated by virus

Breakfast Blogs

As We Mark Juneteenth 2020, the Confederates’ Free Ride Has Finally Ended Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Bolton Versus Navy Versus Egan emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Where is Bill Barr on the Boogaloo Bois?Digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Unfulfilled Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Bolton Book Confirms Most Serious Allegations in Trump Impeachment on Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Ryan Goodman, Just Security

‘Really Pathetic’: First Amendment Expert Torches DOJ Efforts to Stop John Bolton Book Colin Lalmbacher, Law & Crime

American Gnostic Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Case Study in the “New McCarthyism” Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

North American Pro Sports Are Almost Certainly Not Happening in 2020 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Moderately Woke Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

DEAR MEDIA: STOP PUBLISHING LIGHTLY EDITED VERSIONS OF BRAD PARSCALE’S PRESS RELEASES Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

John Roberts Would Love To Call Strike For You, Trump, But You Have To Throw Ball Inside The Stadium Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Tennessee Senate Locked The Doors And Banned Abortion Last Night Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Reporters Went Looking For Racist Cops Online. You’ll Definitely Guess What They Found! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump’s Reelection Strategy? Vote Suppression And Murdering Downballot Republicans. Liz Dye, Wonkette

KY Cop Suffers Career Setback After Killing Breonna Taylor In Her Own Home Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump’s Bellyaching Over New Fox News Poll HATH BEGUNNETH! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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