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Jul 11 2020

The Breakfast Club (Who Writes Your Story?)

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 normalizes diplomatic ties with Vietnam; Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel; Skylab makes a fiery return to Earth; Babe Ruth’s major league debut; Laurence Olivier dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

John Quincy Adams

Breakfast News

Judge tosses Trump rule on billing for abortion coverage

The Latest: Texas governor warns ‘things will get worse’

Florida’s curve no longer flat amid new surge of virus cases

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

Trump undercuts health experts — again — in schools debate

Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Lawyer: Over 150 Minneapolis officers seeking disability

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

Tailgating tradition takes on new form as opera goes virtual

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

WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigation

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

Hundreds try to storm Serbian parliament as protests heat up

Brazil LGBTQ group hides from virus in Copacabana building

Russia skeptical about nuclear pact extension prospects

Serbia, Kosovo to resume talks but won’t budge on key issues

Turkey’s president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

Breakfast Blogs

Running Out the Clock Is This Administration*’s Primary Legal Strategy These Days Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Prepares to Do Something Even Billy Barr Has Said Might Be Obstruction emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Crisis management for dummies digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Reasonable Republicans tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Maybe we’ll actually see an “Infrastructure Week” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘Wasting No Time,’ Judge in Trump Tax Return Case Orders Parties to Submit Argument Summaries Next Week Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Trump Commutes Sentence of Convicted Felon Who ‘Lied’ Because the ‘Truth Looked Bad’ for the President Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Neil Gorsuch Cancels Andrew Jackson Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kicks just keep getting harder to find Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Voice of America First? Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Stupid or Wicked? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP ADVISERS WHO ARE SUGGESTING A COURSE CORRECTION ARE AS TONE-DEAF AS TRUMP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

RNC Offers Convention Delegates A Side Of Heatstroke With Their COVID-19 Liz Dye, Wonkette

ICE Unveils New Deportation Cop Fantasy Camp For Wannabe Brownshirts Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump Administration Making Documented Immigrants Undocumented Again Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

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