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Feb 24 2021

The Breakfast Club (Don’t Fear The Truth)

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

President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain’s Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill’s Grammy feat.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

As long as the people don’t fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn’t stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful… but so frightening.

Alice Walker

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Tennessee probe finds wasted vaccines

Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon

States rush to catch up on delayed vaccines, expand access

Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccine

No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death

Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages

Southern Baptists oust 2 churches over LGBTQ inclusion

SPLC: At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

Judge says wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ must stay in jail

USPS selects Oshkosh Defense to build greener mail truck

8 Cubans rescued after makeshift boat capsizes near Florida

Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message

Indian Country gripped by Haaland hearing for top US post

US Politics

Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot

Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach

Critics: GOP measures target Black voter turnout in Georgia

Biden moves to reengage with Palestinians after Israel focus

Tech firms say there’s little doubt Russia behind major hack

Vilsack confirmed for 2nd stint as US agriculture secretary

HHS pick says pandemic is top job, but agenda is broader

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

International News

Mexican president says Mexico doing better than US on virus

Senegal launches vaccination campaign with China’s Sinopharm

More policy, less pomp as Biden-Trudeau meet virtually

Georgian opposition leader arrested, protesters set up camp

Authorities: Prison riots in Ecuador leave 62 dead

Congo, Italy, UN probe ambassador’s killing amid questions

Food fight: Meat-free school meals spark furor in France

BLM in Italian Fashion campaign shows early tangible results

In Israel, mayo provides miracle for endangered turtles

Sports

Tiger Woods seriously injured in crash on steep LA-area road

Benzan leads No. 8 Maryland past Iowa 111-93

NBA chooses All-Star reserves, with Zion among first-timers

Wizards win 5th straight, hold off Lakers 127-124 in OT

Column: NASCAR’s flag ban opens sport to diverse new crowd

Breakfast Blogs

I’m Willing to Bet No Cabinet Nominee Has Ever Begun Their Opening Statement Like Deb Haaland Did Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Government Uses T-Word about the Oath Keepers emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Gumbo diplomacy FTW digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Oh, come on Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Unpacking Biden Administration vs. Congressional Tension in the McGahn Case Andy Wright, Just Security

Trump’s War Powers Legacy and Questions for Biden Tess Bridgeman, Just Security

Arizona’s $24-Million Prison Management Software Is Keeping People Locked Up Past The End Of Their Sentences Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Facebook Caves To Australia: Will Restore Links After Government Gives It More Time To Negotiate Paying For News Links Mike Masnick, Techdirt

John Deere Promised To Back Off Monopolizing Repair. It Then Ignored That Promise Completely. Karl Bode, Techdirt

QAnon Shaman Wants Out of Jail; Says the Government Lied About His Flagpole and Finial Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

New York Attorney General Calls for Massive Police Reforms After Grand Jury Did Not Indict Officers in Daniel Prude’s Death Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Five Board Members, Including the Chair, Resign from Embattled Texas Regulator ERCOT Following Outages Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Justices Appear Skeptical of Government’s Position in Cases Where Immigration Judges Are Silent Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Republican Senators Question Merrick Garland: Missives From an Alternative Universe Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

The Trump Impeachment as Precedent for Future Late Impeachments Brian C. Kalt, Lawfare

Republicans cannot govern Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Vaccine Eeyoreism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 795 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Would Never Need To Do Another Fundraiser… driftglass, at his blog

Joe Did What? Carrizo Springs Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WE WON’T GET WHAT WE NEED FROM TRUMP’S FINANCIAL RECORDS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Supreme Court Told Trump PA Lawyers To Get Bent, And Amy Coney Barrett And Kegs Kavanaugh Helped! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Senate’s Dumbest Republican Reads ‘Antifa Did Capitol Riot’ Into Congressional Record Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Can Anyone Suss Out Why GOP Is Going Balls-Out Against Biden HHS Nominee Xavier Becerra? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Monument Of Black Explorer York Discovered In Portland Park Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

nterior Sec Nominee Deb Haaland Says She LOVES BEARS Instead Of Wanting To Shoot Them, That Is NOT ALLOWED Doktor Zoom, Wonkette