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Apr 05 2021

The Breakfast Club (Measure Of Success)

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

Bomb strikes a West Berlin disco; Gen. Douglas MacArthur and billionaire Howard Hughes die; Educator Booker T. Washington born; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sets an NBA record; Katie Couric to become CBS anchor.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

Booker T. Washington

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 4 new virus deaths

With new aid, schools seek solutions to problems new and old

Florida works to avoid ‘catastrophic’ pond collapse

Delta cancels about 100 flights, opens some middle seats

US shuts once-secret Guantanamo prison unit, moves prisoners

Deadly breach could delay decisions about Capitol fencing

US Politics

Capitol attack raises questions of security vs public access

New to DC, Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

International News

The Latest: Religious figures to have vaccine site in Italy

UK eyes testing COVID-19 passports at mass gatherings

Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait, citizens come 1st

Kenya stops the private importation of COVID-19 vaccines

Europe ramps up vaccinations as virus haunts Easter holidays

Hymns through masks: Christians mark another pandemic Easter

Jordan’s king sends tough message on dissent in royal family

Truck owner behind deadly Taiwan railway crash apologizes

Sports

Pushing for change: College athletes’ voices grow strong

Stanford holds off Arizona 54-53 to win women’s NCAA title

Gonzaga’s last hurdles: a quick turnaround — and Baylor

LEADING OFF: Braves-Nats wait to play, Rangers welcome fans

Shohei Ohtani to bat, pitch in same historic game for Angels

Jordan Spieth ends drought with victory at Texas Open

Augusta National now a 10-day celebration at home of Masters

Breakfast Blogs

John Boehner’s I-Was-Just-a-Feather-in-the-Gales-of-Crazy Act Doesn’t Work on Those of Us Who Were There Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Politico Claims It Embarrasses Joe Biden that Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Merits Little or No Jail Time emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Trumpist monster was birthed a long time ago digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How do I suppress thee? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘At Some Point, Litigation Must End’: Another Federal Judge Dismisses Another Devin Nunes Lawsuit Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The problem with complacency over the Georgia vote suppression statute Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Supply Chain Fragility and Globalization’s Future Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Social Construction of Political Reality (on Social Media)

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