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Aug 10 2020

The Breakfast Club (Ideologies)

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

‘Son of Sam’ killer David Berkowitz caught near New York City; Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murdered by Charles Manson’s cult; FDR stricken with polio; The Smithsonian Institution established.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

Eugene Ionesco

Breakfast News

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID-19 rules for fall

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm

Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centers lacking ballots

5.1-magnitude quake hits North Carolina, causes minor damage

States on hook for billions under Trump’s unemployment plan

Black people in Portland struggle to be heard amid protests

Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports

NY governor calls Trump benefits executive order ‘laughable’

Biden vows to block Alaska mine project if elected

Asia Today: Melbourne deaths rise at aged-care facilities

World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut

Police break up protests after Belarus presidential vote

Japan’s legacy of forced labor haunts ties with neighbors

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Dealings in Scotland Were Typically Shady—and Now, Legally Perilous Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Social Security And Other Entitlements Ed Walker, emptywheel

Trump’s Latest Executive Orders: Head Fakes and Head Games Rayne, emptywheel

The revenge plot against the blue states digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

All the disinformation that’s fit to share Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘Would Reek of Jim Crow’: Experts Fear Trump Could Send Federal Officials to Deter Mail-In Voting Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Outflanked XVII: The Authoritarian Vaporware Outflankening Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The End of the Monarch Butterflies Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down: Crazy Pete’s House of Hydroxychloroquine Liquidation Sale driftglass, at his blog

Huge News II Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TELL ME WHY I SHOULDN’T BELIEVE TRUMP WILL SUCCEED IN STEALING THIS ELECTION Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog