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Sep 23 2020

The Breakfast Club (Summer’s End)

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

Richard Nixon gives his ‘Checkers’ speech; Rome’s Augustus Caesar born; Lewis and Clark finish trek to America’s West; Psychologist Sigmund Freud dies; Musicians Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.

Bruce Springsteen

Breakfast News

The Latest: Trump: 200,000 virus deaths milestone ‘a shame’

San Diego County avoids more business closures due to virus

Some see irony in virus’ impact on Mayflower commemoration

Court reviewer: Ohio State broke law by withholding records

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Facebook: Fake pages from China tried to disrupt US politics

Kentucky city prepares for Breonna Taylor announcement

The Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all

France’s weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions

India says some progress made in military talks with China

UK’s Johnson urges ‘spirit of togetherness’ to combat virus

Archaeologists unearth 27 coffins at Egypt’s Saqqara pyramid

Breakfast Blogs

William Barr’s Department of Justice Is a Rogue Agency Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A Month after Trump Learned that Mueller Knew of the Pardon Deal, Cassandra Fairbanks Learned the Pardon Was Off emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump and the Military Industrial Complex digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Donald’s virtual nobodies Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Senate Procedures Offer No Hope for Dems on Supreme Court Nominee Caroline Fredrickson, Just Security

Trump Admin Appeals to Supreme Court in Census Case Days After Ginsburg’s Death Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Fifth Circuit Overturns Selective Service Ruling, Setting Up Supreme Court Fight Russell Spivak, Lawfare

“Where does Ron DeSantis go to get his apology?” –Jacobin Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Is it ageist to ask why old people are so terrible? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Once Again The Real Complaining Party at the Bar in This Courtroom Is Civilization driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Airborne Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The One Question for Republicans: What’s Your Plan for When the ACA Is Gone? The Rude Pundit, at his blog

HERE’S WHY WE’RE IN THIS MESS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Who’s A Craven, Soulless, Hypocritical GOP Senate Sh*theel? ALL OF THEM, KATIE Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump Celebrates 200,000 Deaths By Spreading COVID Disinfo At Germapalooza MAGA Rally Liz Dye, Wonkette

Pentagon Spent Coronavirus PPE Money On War Stuff Instead Of PPE Doktor Zoom, Wonkette