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Apr 01 2021

The Breakfast club (Play A Song For Me)

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

Slobodan Milosevic arrested; American forces invade Okinawa; Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews; Soul singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It used to be that we disagreed over the basic facts we were fighting over, and we had different opinions about them. Now I think we accept different sources of authority. … And people can establish credibility on their own say-so as long as nobody follows the trail and calls them out on it.

Rachel Maddow

Breakfast News

US News

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

COVID-19 pushed total US deaths beyond 3.3 million last year

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine batch fails quality check

Palin confirms COVID-19 diagnosis, urges steps like masks

Ex-cop told onlooker Floyd was big, ‘probably on something’

Private New Mexico camp preps to house migrant children

Suspect in attack on Asian American woman in NYC is arrested

No prison time for transgender ex-neo-Nazi in threat case

Scientists: Grizzlies expand turf but still need protection

Dayton Air Show back this year, but only tailgate-style

US Politics

Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to ‘win the future’

Reversing Trump, Pentagon releases new transgender policies

Under pressure, some Ga. corporate leaders slam voting bill

International News

The Latest: 6 more COVID cases found in local China outbreak

EU says ‘no evidence’ to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine

China pushes to expand virus origin search beyond its border

France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges

US expresses concern about rising Russian-Ukrainian tensions

Imprisoned Palestinian leader’s entry shakes up planned vote

Niger government confirms military coup attempt thwarted

UN envoy: Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war

Junta’s foes woo ethnic allies with new Myanmar constitution

Experts examine bottom of big ship that was stuck in Suez

Sports

Welcome back, fans! MLB openers bring stars, hope and crowds

1 Nationals player positive for COVID; 4 others quarantined

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

NCAA: Ending daily testing or delaying games not an option

UConn’s Paige Bueckers is AP women’s player of the year

Final Four promises to be good after bracket of upsets

The last perfect team: Recalling Indiana’s 1976 title run

Sabres end 18-game skid with 6-1 win over Flyers

Breakfast Blogs

This Work Must Be Done—and Paid For—By All of Us Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

We need a COVID Commission, stat digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s “magnificent legacy” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Months After Violent NYPD Responses To Protests Resulted In Hundreds Of Complaints, Only Two Officers Are Facing Serious Discipline Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Donald Trump’s Website’s Terms Of Service Rely On Section 230, And Promise To Remove Content That Violates Its Terms Mike Masnick

Manhattan DA Hits Trump Org’s ‘Financial Gatekeeper’ with Subpoena as Part of Investigation ‘Trump Should Be Most Concerned About’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Highest Criminal Court in Texas to Review Crystal Mason’s Conviction in Illegal Voting Case Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Democrats consider making primary calendar more representative Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Racism in the History of Medicine and the Pandemic: Native Edition Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Both Sides Do It: Old Conservative Whine in New Conservative Skins driftglass, at his blog

Karmic Relief Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

I BET STATE SCHEMES THAT MIMIC THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE WILL MAKE A COMEBACK Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Almost Today In Labor History: The Hawk’s Nest Tunnel Disaster, 1931 Erik Loomis, Wonkette

Coke, Delta Look At PISSED OFF Georgians, Get Some OId-Time Voting Rights Religion Liz Dye, Wonkette

Minneapolis Firefighter Genevieve Hansen’s Testimony All But Convicted Derek Chauvin Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Poppy Gaetz Weighs In On Alleged Dickstortion Plot Against Idiot Son Evan Hurst, Wonkette

WaPo Fact Checker Gives Joe Biden Stern Talking-To, All The Pinocchios Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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