Oct 21 2020

The Breakfast Club (Negotiation)

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

Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain wins Battle of Trafalgar; Actress and author Carrie Fisher born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.

Carrie Fisher

Breakfast News

The Latest: Idaho seeing its biggest case spike of pandemic

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

DC debuts smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure alert system

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

San Francisco officials let people sue over racist 911 calls

Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

Feds say US colleges ‘massively’ underreport foreign funding

US spacecraft touches asteroid surface for rare rubble grab

Papers shed light on early years of ‘Old Ironsides,’ Navy

Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Tough virus rules imposed on Manchester after talks collapse

US, Russia appear set to extend last remaining nuclear pact

UK’s Lords condemns Brexit bill as UK-EU talks stay stalled

Thai Cabinet approves Parliament session to debate protests

Breakfast Blogs

If Ronald Reagan’s Solicitor General Is Talking Court-Packing, It’s Getting Real Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

GRU Adopted the Identity of Two UK Journalists to Phish the OPCW emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Nervous about election night? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Sick and tired of sickness, death, and isolation? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

I’d Like To Introduce Ryan Grim and Glenn Greenwald To Reporting At a Publication Called The Intercept Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Good Governance Paper No. 6 (Part One): Domestic Military Operations — Reforming the Insurrection Act Mark Nevitt, Just Security

The Bolivian Coup Overturned Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Radical legal scholar says Dems will probably have to reform the courts Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Note to Republicans: No One Gives a Shit About Hunter Biden’s Business Deals The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Trumpfendämmerung Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

BUT … BUT … CENSORSHIP! CANCEL CULTURE! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Judges Pretty Sure Abortion In Kentucky Is Illegal Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Former Spies Agree: OF COURSE ‘But Hunter Biden’s Emails!’ Is A Russian Op, You Morons Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Happy Halloween! Your Chocolate Is Probably Harvested By Child Slaves Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Just Might Have Some Lint From His Pockets For COVID-19 Relief Stephen Robinson, Wonkette