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Mar 01 2021

The Breakfast Club (Search For 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

Lindbergh baby kidnapped; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed caught in Pakistan; Bobby Sands begins hunger strike; JFK creates Peace Corps; Ron Howard born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality.

Linus Pauling

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

‘Blame Trump’ defense in Capitol riot looks like a long shot

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in 2024

LA police probe fire, vandalism at Japanese Buddhist temple

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

New Orleans Museum of Art announces 3 big gifts in 1 month

Cahdwick Boseman wins posthumous award at bicoastal Globes

US Politics

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief

Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

International News

Philippines launches virus vaccinations amid supply problems

Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel

Germany limits travel from French region over virus variant

US still open to Iran nuclear talks after Iran’s rejection

UN: At least 18 killed by Myanmar forces in several cities

Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast

Thai marchers link their democracy cause to Myanmar protests

Nigerian families await news of 300 kidnapped schoolgirls

Hong Kong detains 47 activists on subversion charges

Internet disruption reported in southeast Iran amid unrest

Mexico may reduce protection area for endangered porpoise

In oil-rich Iraq, a few women buck norms, take rig site jobs

Sports

Izzo’s Spartans trying for late push to improve NCAA chances

Antetokounmpo, Bucks rally late to to beat Clippers 105-100

James scores 19 in 1,300th regular-season game in Lakers win

Raptors’ virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls called off

Welcome back: Optimism abounds as MLB’s spring includes fans

Spring games begin with fans, new faces, moment for Mancini

Byron gives NASCAR another surprise winner at Homestead

Morikawa plays a steady hand to win Workday Championship

Whoa, Nelly! Korda makes it 2 straight wins for her family

Breakfast Blogs

This Country Is Spending $1.7 Trillion on Planes That Don’t Work Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Oath Keepers Learn the Hard Way: Don’t Plan an Insurrection on Facebook emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Global doubts digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Don’t look too closely Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Sen. Bennet Bucks Biden Admin. Request; Names Former McDonald’s, Big Pharma Attorney for Lifetime Judgeship Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Judge Orders Officials to Remove Evidence from the Internet Involving State Attorney General Accused of Striking, Killing South Dakota Man

‘I Do Not Accept’: NY AG Letitia James Refuses Cuomo’s New Plan on How to Investigate Him for Sexual Harassment Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

How Eeyorism and contrarianism undermined public health messaging on COVID Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This is why we can’t have nice things Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

New Hampshire Republicans and Anti-Union Extremism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down: Continue Grinding to a Uniform Consistency Edition driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Party of Country Clubs Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

MINIMIZING BIDEN’S WIN BY CALLING IT “LUCKY” Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Millions Could Go Homeless Because Trump Judge Doesn’t Think Rent Is An Economic Activity Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Nothing Says ‘America’ Like A 7-Year-Old Selling Lemonade To Pay For Brain Surgery Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/relax-dummies-no-ones-cancelling-the-muppet-show Stephen Robinson, Wonkette