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Jul 02 2020

The Breakfast Club (What Would You Do?)

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

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Breakfast News

Federal court strikes down Trump’s asylum ban

Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion as coronavirus cases climb

New York City will delay indoor dining plans amid national surge in coronavirus

California shuts indoor dining, movie theaters for most residents as cases surge

The Latest: South Carolina sounds alarm on virus infections

Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in US

Senate agrees to extend small business rescue in surprise move

A huge Wendy’s and Pizza Hut franchisee just filed for bankruptcy

Richmond orders removal of Confederate statues on city land

Seattle cops dismantle ‘occupied’ zone, arrest more than 30

College athletes from overseas might be stuck at home

Health experts slam US deal for large supply of virus drug

UK govt accused of data bungles as towns fear more lockdowns

Amsterdam’s red-light district emerges from lockdown

Asia Today: Thailand lets in some foreigners, opens schools

UK extends immigration rights for 3M eligible Hong Kongers

France pulls out of NATO naval mission in the Mediterranean

Putin wins right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

Turkey: 11 detained over tweets dealing with leader’s family

China takes measures against 4 US media companies

Germany plans to toughen child abuse laws

From museum to mosque? Turkish court to rule on Hagia Sophia’s fate

Breakfast Blogs

The Right to Vote Is Not a Political Volleyball Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

It’s the pandemic, stupid digby Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Growing the electoral choir Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The CIA’s Long and Winding Road to Diversity Douglas London, Just Security

White House Reportedly Sees Clarence Thomas as Most Likely to Retire This Year; McConnell Has a ‘Favorite’ Lined Up Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Why the Attorney General’s Meddling on Antitrust Issues Matters Chuck Rosenberg, Lawfare

The Medical Case Against Reopening Campuses Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

An Obituary For The Separation of Church And State Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

New York Times Went On A Cletus Safari, But Cletus Was Not There Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick Ain’t Taking Medical Advice From That Pinko Fauci Liz Dye, Wonkette

Cops Killed Elijah McClain, Busted Up Vigil In His Honor, Took Photos Mocking His Death Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Nutty Idea: How About ‘Rona Unemployment Benefits That Last As Long As ‘Rona Unemployment? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette