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Aug 06 2020

The Breakfast Club (Lesser Evil)

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

The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.

Baltasar Gracian

Breakfast News

Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

Feds propose consent decree to ensure care at Virginia jail

Chicago schools to begin fall remotely, dropping hybrid plan

AP Interview: Clyburn warns US lacks plan to stop virus

Proposal to disband Minneapolis police blocked from ballot

New chief of embattled Colorado force wants cops to see bias

New Orleans sheriff regains authority over troubled jail

World responds to Lebanon’s plight, France’s Macron to visit

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

The Latest: Mexico is nearing 50,000 deaths from COVID-19

Kim directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

Breakfast Blogs

Michael Flynn ‘Neutered’ the American Sanctions on Russia for Its Election Hack Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Poitics

In Previously Undisclosed December 2018 Interview, Jared Kushner Got Warned Falsely Claiming to Not Recall Is Still a Lie emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

3rd Party shenanigans digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Huhllabaloo

Nebraska’s Gov. Ricketts’ policies are going to kill teachers Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Policing America’s caste system revisited Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Viral Justice”: Interconnected Pandemics as Portal to Racial Justice Catherine Powell, Just Security

Sotomayor Blasts Conservative Justices for Enabling Jailers Who Were ‘Indifferent’ About COVID-19 Threat to Inmates Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Esquire Over Report on Family Farm He Doesn’t Control, Judge Rules Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘Qualified Immunity’ is a judicially-created doctrine of white supremacy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Some people have to play their little games Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Problem of White Parents Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Trifecta Wish List Part I: Institutional Arrangements Dave Brockington, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: If You Look at Children Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump’s Crack Legal Team Sues To Make Nevada Voting Contagious Again Liz Dye, Wonkette

WNBA Players Rudely Use Free Speech To State Political Views Like ‘Don’t Vote For Racist Cartoon Villain’ Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Pentagon Officials Say Trump Full Of Sh*t On Beirut Explosion, As Usual Evan Hurst, Wonkette