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Jul 04 2020

The Breakfast Club (Revolution)

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

America’s Declaration of Independence; Former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson die on same day; Israel’s raid at Entebbe; West Point opens; Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball; Neil Simon born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

John Adams

Breakfast News

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

`Huge bummer’: July Fourth will test Americans’ discipline

New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

Second wave of virus closures wallops California restaurants

Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

More fireworks in Americans’ hands for July 4 raises risks

Cops fired over photos of chokehold used on Elijah McClain

Move to rename ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge has critics in Selma

Venezuela sanctions set off fight for ‘plundered’ oil cargo

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis

Quarantine-free travel from UK to Cyprus to start Aug 1

UK scraps quarantine for some visitors as pubs set to reopen

South Africa’s hospitals bracing for surge of virus patients

Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves

Breakfast Blogs

This Fourth of July, We’re in Another One of Those Moments Where the Great Bluff Gets Called Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Maybe Trump Really Is Never Going To Leave bmaz, emptywheel

The shattered chain digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digbyy’s Hullabaloo

Slow learners Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why is Trump Turning a Blind Eye to Russia’s Covert Warfare? Michael Carpenter, Just Security

Lawyers Say Barr Is ‘Once Again Trying to Install a Loyalist’ in U.S. Attorney’s Office–‘Rule of Law Be Damned’ Colin Kalmbacher, Just Security

And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The killing of Elijah McClain Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: It’s Gonna Be Gone Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Campaign In Chaos, As Trump Sits Home Crying In His Cheeseburger Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joe Biden Has Army Of Lawyers Ready To Fight Off Election Malarky Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

36 Years Later, Conservatives Finally Read The Lyrics To ‘Born In The USA’ Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Oh No, Donald Trump Hates Ivanka’s Husband Again Evan Hurst, Wonkette