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Sep 18 2020

The Breakfast Club (Creative Endeavor)

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

Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Making your life is ultimately an extraordinarily creative endeavor.

Anna Deavere Smith

Breakfast News

The Latest: Calif requires workers comp for virus infection

Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

The Latest: New tropical depression forms in the Gulf

Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

Judge extends order blocking the Census Bureau from ending count early

Michigan judge blocks law that banned paid transportation to polls

Pennsylvania Democrats notch key election-related court wins

SC’s governor signs into law new COVID-19 election rules

Feds explored possibly charging Portland officials in unrest

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

Michiganders urged to stay indoors as officials race to stop the spread of a dangerous mosquito-borne disease

Gay marriages rise 5 years after Supreme Court ruling

Jupiter, enticing moon Europa star in new Hubble photo

Bones to pick, for $8M: Stan the T rex goes up for auction

Hemingway’s favorite Key West bar reopen from virus shutdown

WHO Europe chief urges nations to keep up virus quarantines

Czechs see virus restrictions return after summer sendoff

As India’s virus cases rise, so do questions over death toll

Some UK bars to close early amid rising COVID-19 infections

Mexico sees discrimination in stores’ coronavirus measures

Belarus president closes some borders, puts army on alert

Austrian minister to Trump: No, we do not live in forests

Greek minister: 5,000 move into new refugee camp on Lesbos

Banksy loses EU trademark fight with greeting card company

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Is a Budding Authoritarian. William Barr Is the Genuine Article. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“The Buck Stops at the Top:” In January, Bill Barr’s DOJ Decided the Correct Decision Was to Send Mike Flynn to Prison emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeker, emptywheel

As California goes … digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fiddler on democracy’s grave Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

At Least 15 Trump Officials Do Not Hold Their Positions Lawfully Becca Damante, Just Security

Federal Judge Rules Trump and Louis DeJoy Waged ‘Politically Motivated Attack’ Against USPS, Will Rescind Recent Changes Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Internal Records Reveal Treasury Department Attempted ‘Unprecedented’ and Arguably ‘Illegal’ Takeover of USPS Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Political reform must be the top priority of the next Democratic trifecta Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

William Barr is a disgusting fascist pig who makes John Mitchell look like Louis Brandeis Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Am The Book-Burning, Moron Left driftglass, at his blog

REPUBLICAN LACK OF INTEREST IN A NEW STIMULUS BILL IS NO MYSTERY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Alan Dershowitz Sues CNN For Playing His Own Words Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Delaware Republicans Chose This QAnon, Flat-Earther, Drug Dealer To Be Their Senate Latex Salesman Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

‘Forced Hysterectomies? Well We Never,’ Says ICE, As They Try To Deport The Women Before They Can Testify Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

We Need To Talk About How Trump Is Trying To Kill Us With ‘Herd Mentality’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Ron Johnson, Stop Trying To Make Burisma Happen. This Season’s Story Is That Biden Is A Socialist BLM Antifa! Liz Dye, Wonkette