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Feb 26 2021

The Breakfast Club (Every Woman)

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 1993 bombing of New York’s World Trade Center; President Ronald Reagan rebuked over Iran-Contra; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte escapes exile on Elba; Singers Fats Domino and Johnny Cash born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.

Cornel West

Breakfast News

US News

Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in office

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last

BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed

Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks

‘Who is at fault?’ Investigation into Texas blackout begins

Defense head Austin weighs warship needs in Pacific, Mideast

Amendment would ban ‘servitude’ by California prison inmates

Costco to raise starting hourly wage to $16; end hazard pay

AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers

Game on, again: GameStop surges and no one truly knows why

NY Times says it needs culture change, better inclusion

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Cat that vanished 15 years ago reunited with owner

US Politics

Parliamentarian: COVID-19 bill must lose minimum wage hike

House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

Chief: Police heeded Capitol attack warnings but overwhelmed

Democrats launch sweeping bid to overhaul US election laws

International News

The Latest: Brazils signs vaccine deal with Indian company

Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant

Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus

S. Korea injects first shots in public vaccination campaign

EU vows to speed vaccine roll out, presses drug makers

New US envoy starts challenge to restore US on world stage

8 dead, including prison director, after Haiti jail break

Kremlin critic Navalny sent to prison outside Moscow

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

Sports

NCAA reveals COVID-19 contingency plans for hoops tourneys

No. 1 UConn wins Big East regular-season title with rout

No. 2 NC State women get hot from outside, beat Pitt 83-53

Texas A&M wins ninth straight, beats Alabama 73-67

No. 8 Maryland routs Purdue for seventh straight win

Wright lifts SIU-Edwardsville over UT Martin 66-53

Take note: At 26-6, Utah Jazz are the NBA’s best team so far

NBA suspends Wolves’ Beasley 12 games for felony gun threat

Simpson, Fitzpatrick lead WGC; Johnson, DeChambeau struggle

Mickelson eyeing record 3rd straight PGA Tour Champions win

Breakfast Blogs

The Texas Power Chief Said the System Worked as Intended, Just Not ‘For People’s Lives’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Dewey’s Functional Description Of Democracy Ed Walker, emptywheel

No Lucy, not this time digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What next for voting rights? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Supreme Court Rolls Back Another Horrible Qualified Immunity Decision By The Fifth Circuit Tim Cushing, Techdirt

ederal Prosecutors Oppose Dismissing Steve Bannon’s Indictment Despite Trump Pardon — Here’s Why Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Officials in Cities Formerly Known as ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’ Rip Trump After President Biden Revokes ‘Nonsense’ Memo Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

‘The Time Has Come’: Civil Society Groups Praise House for Passing Historic LGBTQ Protections; Pelosi Says Senate Must Pass Equality Act Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The Yugest Evidence Win Ever? Manhattan DA Finally Obtains ‘Millions of Pages’ of Trump Documents, Tax Filings Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Wisconsin Republicans Get Ratioed After Proposing Bill to Force Sporting Events to Play the National Anthem Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Please come back so we can kick you around some more Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Working from seven to eleven every night Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bylines Like Mardi Gras Beads driftglass, at his blog

Rectification of Names: Socialism, Yastreblansky, The Rectification of Names

OF COURSE MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE WANTS TO LEGISLATE (IN HER FASHION)! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

PA GOP Doesn’t Like John Fetterman’s Regular-Sized Trans And Weed Flags? WHAT ABOUT BIG HUGE ONES? Evan hurst, Wonkette

National Review Knows Who Is Doing Abortions, And It Is Planned Parenthood! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Wingnuts Prepare To Draw Genitals All Over Gender-Neutral Plastic Potato Toys Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Biden Has One Weird Trick To Mail Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Straight To GTFO-Ville Liz Dye, Wonkette

Gather ‘Round For The Dumbest Arguments Yet For Not Increasing The Minimum Wage Stephen Robinsosn, Wonkette

This Day In Labor History: Home Healthcare Workers Unionize, February 25, 1999 Erik Loomis, Wonkette