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Jun 22 2020

The Breakfast Club (Haircuts)

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

France falls to Nazi Germany on what becomes a day of several key events during World War II; Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in their boxing rematch; Entertainers Judy Garland and Fred Astaire die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

Breakfast News

2nd wave of virus cases? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

Rise in coronavirus cases brings new concerns in Alabama

Hundreds test positive at Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas

NYPD commissioner suspends officer for ‘apparent chokehold’

While Confederate statues come down, other symbols targeted

Watchdogs: Treasury too secretive on small business loans

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag on

Coronavirus dampens Stonehenge solstice celebrations

WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

China may enact Hong Kong security law at end of June

Report: Pussy Riot member held in Russia extremism probe

Ruling populist party claims landslide win in Serbia vote

Dutch police arrest 400 after virus protest turns violent

Italy mulls new WHO guidelines on virus patient isolation

Temperature hits 100 F degrees in Arctic Russian town

Breakfast Blogs

Everyone’s Out to Get the President*, Apparently Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Rod Rosenstein’s Professed Unfamiliarity with the Mueller Report emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Barr just keeps pushing digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Terra incognita Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Former DOJ Lawyers Say Barr’s Attempt to Install Jay Clayton in SDNY Will Be ‘Dead on Arrival’ in the Senate Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Five Questions about Geoffrey Berman’s Removal Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Scenes From a Death Cult Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Times They Are Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WHEN THEY’RE LAUGHING AT YOU, YOU’RE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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