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Mar 08 2021

The Breakfast Club (Whatever Women Do)

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 first American combat troops arrive in South Vietnam; The Russian Revolution begins; U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry makes his second landing in Japan; Baseball hall-of-famer Joe DiMaggio dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

Charlotte Whitton

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Michigan makes homeless people vaccine-eligible

Mass testing, mask wearing help Detroit slow virus’ pace

Bloody Sunday memorial honors late civil rights giants

Cuomo defiant as top New York lawmakers call on him to quit

Authorities to seek charges after violent Boulder party

Floyd’s cause of death, ex-cop’s force will be keys at trial

US states look to step up wolf kills, pushed by Republicans

US Politics

Biden marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order

With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes

Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief

GOP pushes bills to allow social media ‘censorship’ lawsuits

Sunshine State dims for Dems amid election losses, cash woes

International News

North Macedonia gets first batch of Russia vaccine Sputnik V

With many vaccinated, Israel reopens economy before election

3,000 at Romania anti-vaccination protest amid COVID-19 rise

UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

German lawmaker to resign after his firm profited from masks

At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in Equatorial Guinea blasts

US and South Korea agree on new cost-sharing deal for troops

Escalating violence raises pressure for Myanmar sanctions

Report: Blinken offers plan to bolster Afghan peace process

Russian rights NGO disbands under ‘foreign agent’ pressure

Spain starts culling of 900 cattle after 2 months at sea

Etna keeps up its spectacular explosions; ash rains on towns

Drones vs hungry moths: Dutch use hi-tech to protect crops

Sports

Michigan State beats No. 2 Michigan 70-64, boosts NCAA hopes

Garza gets 21 points, No. 5 Iowa tops No. 25 Wisconsin 77-73

Mark’s long 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Houston to 67-64 win

Loyola Chicago gets MVC crown over Drake, 7th NCAA berth

No. 7 Gamecocks win SEC Tourney 67-62 over No. 16 Georgia

No. 3 NC State beats No. 5 Louisville 58-56 for ACC title

Still perfect: Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game 170-150

Curry sinks final shot, tops Conley for second 3-point title

DeChambeau outlasts Westwood with big drives, big putts

Ernst wins Drive On Championship for 3rd LPGA Tour title

Kyle Larson celebrates return with 1st win since suspension

Breakfast Blogs

There Is No Vaccine for the Gulf Stream Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

FBI and DHS Aren’t Using the Free Expertise on Right Wing Terrorism While Looking to Pay for It eemptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Tweets from the congressional mob digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Roe strategy Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s War on the GOP Begins With a Series of Legal Threats Aimed at Party Committees Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Cuomo Once Said Ex-AG Should Resign over Abuse Claims. Now He Says Resigning over Allegations is ‘Antidemocratic.’ alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Georgia’s nakedly racist vote suppression Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The point of getting vaccinated is that you can go back to living a pre-COVID life Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Minimum Wage and Red States Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: Branded! driftglass, at his blog

Up Next: Reconciliation II Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Grappling with Andrew Cuomo’s Scandals The Rude Pundit, at his blog

HERE’S A CONSPIRACY THEORY FOR YOU Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog