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Feb 15 2021

The Breakfast Club (Dangerous Creation)

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 U.S. battleship Maine explodes in Havana harbor, bringing America closer to war with Spain; The Soviet Union’s last troops leave Afghanistan; Astronomer Galileo and suffragist Susan B. Anthony born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.

James Baldwin

Breakfast News

US News

Average new US virus cases below 100K for 1st time in months

Virus may never go away but could change into mild annoyance

‘Obamacare’ sign-ups reopen as Democrats push for more aid

On Parkland anniversary, Biden calls for tougher gun laws

No longer an outlier: New York ends commercial surrogacy ban

Doctors who say no to opioid use face threats from patients

Advocates promote social equity in Virginia marijuana bills

Lawmakers pursue limiting public access to mug shots

Northwest storm leaves at least 200,000 without power

Wintry weather blanketing US making rare dip to Gulf Coast

US Politics

Biden to speak at virtual meeting of world’s major economies

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal

Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

Biden order reestablishes faith-focused White House office

International News

The Latest: Australia receives over 142,000 vaccine doses

New Zealand city enters 3-day lockdown after virus found

Italy won’t open its ski slopes due to virus fears

Brazil Carnival goes online with street parties banned

Philippine reopening of theaters, arcades stalls amid debate

Czechs re-declare state of emergency to keep restrictions

Ultra-Orthodox Londoners roll up sleeves to fight COVID

UK hits target: Gives at least 1 vaccine shot to 15 million

Myanmar rattled by army movements, apparent internet cutoff

Separatists grow majority in Catalonia despite Socialist win

Pro-Navalny ‘flashlight’ protests light up Russian cities

Heavy clashes rage in central Yemen; dozens killed

Protesters say French anti-radicalism law is anti-Muslim

United Arab Emirates publishes first photo from Mars probe

Sports

Good dogs! 20 years of covering Westminster Kennel Club show

Elite programs stuck on the NCAA Tournament bubble

New bloods Gonzaga, Villanova still thriving amid pandemic

Back from layoff, No. 3 Michigan tops No. 21 Wisconsin 67-59

Lillard, Blazers top Mavs 121-118 as Doncic heats up again

Booker, Suns roll to 6th straight win, beating Magic 109-90

Daughter of Bills, Sabres owners into all-US QF in Australia

Spring training ’21: New year, but COVID-19 protocols remain

The Latest: Hamlin wins Stage 2 at Daytona 500, seeks 3-peat

Daniel Berger has the final say and wins at Pebble Beach

Breakfast Blogs

Ultimately, Donald Trump Beat the System. Again. Charlse P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mike Lee Provides Key Evidence Implicating Trump in the Existing Criminal Conspiracy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“The rioters were so vicious, so relentless…” digby aka Heather DIgby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Media Just Love Them Prodigal Sons tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Pop a cold open Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

New York Attorney General Asks Bankruptcy Judge to Dismiss NRA’s ‘Bad Faith’ Petition Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

ICE Deep State Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The best defense is a good offense Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

And the grift goes on Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Your Bulwark Quote of the Day: The Old Porn Is The Best Porn driftglass, at his blog

If It’s Really the End of Trump Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NO, IT WON’T DO Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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