Oct 27 2020

The Breakfast Club (Conned In The USA)

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 Federalist Papers published in New York City; President Theodore Roosevelt is born; Egypian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win Nobel Peace Prize; Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.

Fran Lebowitz

Breakfast News

The Latest: Mask mandate set for 7 more Mississippi counties

Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared

El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals

Lilly antibody drug fails in a COVID-19 study; others go on

70,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows

Man charged in burning of ballot drop box in Boston

NYC sued over clashes with Floyd protesters

Zeta becomes a hurricane as it nears Yucatan, heading for US

Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought

Susan B. Anthony’s headstone gets shield from voter stickers

French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’ of virus

Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus

Putin offers NATO site inspections to avoid missile buildup

Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

Breakfast Blogs

Science Tells Us a Dust Bowl 2.0 Is Yet Another New Reality of Climate Change Neglect Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

(Part of) What I Shared with the FBI Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It’s not gatekeeping, it’s journalism digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Prime them for surrender Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Ethics Groups Say Barr’s Use of DOJ Is Shredding Its Essential Independence George Croner, Just Security

California Governor Files Brief in State Supreme Court: Our State’s Death Penalty Has Always Been ‘Infected by Racism’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Foreign Interference is a Strategy, Not a Tactic Laura Rosenberger and Lindsay Gorman, Lawfare

Mitch McConnell’s Court-Packing Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Malevolence and incompetence are often hard to disentangle Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 705 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Birthday Fundraiser: Day One — History Did Not Begin In 2016 driftglas, at his blog

Dr. Douthat and Mr. Ross Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Not Even Putin Buying BS Hunter Biden Email Rumors He Probably Helped Start Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Chile Votes To Reject Constitution Of Brutal Dictator And Trump GOP Icon Augusto Pinochet Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Jared Kushner: If Black People Weren’t So Shiftless, They’d Appreciate All Trump Has Done For Them Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Poll Porn: The White House Fake News Banana Peel Edition Liz Dye, Wonkette