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Jul 21 2020

The Breakfast Club (The Worst)

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

First major battle in America’s Civil War fought at Bull Run in Virginia; Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ concludes; Peace deal ends Indochina War; Author Ernest Hemingway and actor-comedian Robin Williams born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Robin Williams

Breakfast News

Wrangling over virus relief persists despite high stakes

Trump, Congress square off over virus aid as crisis worsens

Federal agents, local streets: A ‘red flag’ in Oregon

The Latest: Kansas governor orders masks in K-12 schools

Whole Foods sued by workers for barring BLM face coverings

St. Louis couple charged for pulling guns at protest

FDA calls for removal of fruity, disposable e-cigarettes

National Zoo to reopen part time with mask requirement

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

Families step in at Kabul COVID-19 ward to care for patients

Home learning, reopening schools especially hard in Africa

EU nations close in on $2.1T budget, virus aid deal

Zimbabwe police detain prominent journalist, protest leader

UK suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

Cuba opens foreign currency-only shops, ends tax on dollar

Italian coast guard works to free sperm whale from fish net

Breakfast Blogs

Donald Trump Is the Culmination of an Irresistible Conservative Chaos Theory Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Earlier This Year, Billy Barr Minimized Threats of Violence against Judges emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Cautionary Tale digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The New Jane Crow: Women’s Mass Incarceration Michele Goodwin, Just Security

Lawsuit Accuses Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Other Network Talent of Sexual Harassment Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

DHS Authorizes Domestic Surveillance to Protect Statues and Monuments Steve Vladeck and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Require Ethnic Studies Lawyers, Guns and Money

From the Annals of the High and Holy Church of Both Sides Do It driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: A Very Exciting Two Weeks Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Battle Of Portland Heads To Court Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Biden And Pelosi Kindly Inform Trump His Ass Will Be Leaving White House January 20, One Way Or Another! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Masks Are Just The Latest Front In The Right’s Forever War On The Service Industry Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Real Teacher, Real President Have Real Plan For Getting Kids Back To School Safely Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Resumes Coronavirus Briefings For Ratings Gold, Oops, We Mean Public Health Liz Dye, Wonkette

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