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Mar 29 2021

The Breakfast Club (If You Care)

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 Ronald Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt; The U.S. reaches a deal with Russia to buy Alaska Territory; Actor James Cagney dies; Musician Eric Clapton born.

Breakfast Tunes

Who knew George Segal played the banjo. TMC

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you care about injustice, and if you care about freedom, and you care about human rights, then you care about them everywhere.

Lara Logan

Breakfast News

US News

Virus fight stalls in early hot spots New York, New Jersey

Record rains cause flash flooding in Tennessee; 4 dead

Shooter at Kansas Jewish centers appeals death sentence

New York lawmakers agree to legalize recreational marijuana

Jurors in ex-officer’s high-profile trial face heavy burden

Expelled from US at night, migrant families weigh next steps

US Politics

AP sources: SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials

Biden economic plan to focus 1st on infrastructure this week

Former Trump adviser takes prominent role in voting battle

White House says it’s working on access to migrant centers

Census data delay scrambles plans for state redistricting

Path from Clinton to Biden takes U-turn on debt, trade, more

Court fight against Georgia voting overhaul no sure thing

International News

AP Exclusive: WHO report says animals likely source of COVID

Slovak premier resigns to end crisis over Russian vaccine

Paris doctors warn of catastrophic overload of virus cases

UK eases lockdown but nervously eyes European virus surge

In Brazil, moms are bearing the brunt of pandemic’s blow

Ship ‘partially refloated,’ but still stuck in Suez Canal

Suez Canal blockage adds to pressure points in global trade

Thousands flee into Thailand following Myanmar air strikes

Swiss banker to Venezuelan kleptocrats becomes star witness

Rebels besiege town in northern Mozambique for fifth day

Infant found alive after Egypt building collapse kills 25

N. Korea accuses UN of double standard over missile firings

UN rights investigator Agnes Callamard named Amnesty chief

Auschwitz museum slams New Yorker Holocaust piece on Poland

Bangladeshi protesters clash with police during strike

Sports

Powerhouses UConn, Baylor meet in women’s Elite Eight

Texas slows Maryland, gets to Elite Eight with 64-61 win

Timme, top-seeded Gonzaga roll past Creighton to Elite Eight

Final Four drought will end for either Baylor or Arkansas

USC shuts down Oregon 82-68 to end 20-year Elite Eight wait

No. 11 UCLA beats ’Bama 88-78 in OT to reach Elite Eight

Inside job: Michigan goes to the paint to top FSU 76-58

Hoosiers bring back former star player Woodson as coach

US men lose to Honduras, miss 3rd straight Olympic soccer

Rain swamps Bristol dirt track; NASCAR to try again Monday

Breakfast Blogs

Georgia Republicans Enacted a Tribute to the Lost Cause Between Lunch and Dinner Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

R.I.P. George Segal Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A feel good story FTW digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Don’t make them angry Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Passover 2021: We Were Slaves In Egypt Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Trump, Bush Appeals Court Judges Rule in Favor of Professor of ‘Christian Thought’ Who Refused to Call Students by Their Preferred Gender Pronouns Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

The National Review, standing athwart the enfranchisement of Black voters yelling “stop!” since 1957 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 817 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If the Creek Do Rise, What Else Will? Protect Yourself! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ON LINDSEY GRAHAM AND THE PERMANENCE OF EVERY RIGHT-WING GRIEVANCE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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