Nov 16 2020

The Breakfast Club (American Ideals)

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

Highlights of this day in history: Dr. Sam Sheppard acquitted of murder in new trial; U.S. and U.S.S.R. form diplomatic ties; Second anthrax letter found sent to Capitol Hill; Actor William Holden dies; ‘Sound of Music’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What are the American ideals? They are the development of the individual for his own and the common good; the development of the individual through liberty; and the attainment of the common good through democracy and social justice.

Louis D. Brandeis

Breakfast News

States enact more Covid-19 rules as the US hits 11 million cases

Planning travel becomes more complicated during pandemic

North Dakota nurses worry about working with sick colleagues

Nearly 2 dozen arrested in Trump protests in Washington

Cable failures endanger renowned Puerto Rico radio telescope

‘Righting a wrong’: Nevada 1st to protect same-sex marriage

The Latest: S. Korea daily virus cases stay above 200

Britain’s Johnson in self-isolation; has no virus symptoms

Pandemic holds few lessons for European chefs, mostly misery

Peru’s interim president resigns as chaos embroils nation

Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt

Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

900 reported arrested in Belarus protests

Ancient Greek god’s bust found during Athens sewage work

Belgian racing pigeon fetches record price of $1.9 million

Breakfast Blogs

Justice Samuel Alito’s Federalist Society Gala Speech Hit All the Wingnut Sweet Spots Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Convergence: Mueller Obstruction, Ukrainian Favors, and DOJ’s Altered Documents emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Losers gonna lose digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hulabaloo

Getting it ass-backwards Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump Distances Himself from Ongoing Election Lawsuits, Acts Like Campaign Hasn’t Been Losing in Court Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Atlas Shrugged Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

#Winning Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Shorter Jonathan Turley: Witch hunts are good if the witches are acquitted Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 724 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Flight 967 Election driftglass, at his blog

Do you believe in magic? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names