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Apr 14 2021

The Breakfast Club (The Human Spirit)

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

On this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln assassinated; Titanic strikes iceberg; First videotape demonstrated; Loretta Lynn born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.

Anne Sullivan

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

US agency says women can get abortion pill via mail

Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov’t putting safety 1st

US court lifts hold on Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion law

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death

Florida to close wastewater reservoir with leak history

Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

Boeing sees uptick in airplane orders as travel picks up

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

US Politics

Biden eulogizes slain officer as Capitol Police mourn again

Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

Biden to address joint session of Congress on April 28

Kerry heads to China for climate talk between top 2 emitters

Florida GOP senators: Too soon to weigh in on Gaetz’s future

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

IRS chief expects new child payments to start this summer

Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies stealthy pressure

International News

South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs; Europe rollout delayed

Muslims mark Ramadan amid virus surge and new restrictions

France suspends all Brazil flights due to virus variants

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

St. Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting

Hong Kong’s delayed legislative elections set for December

Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK

Sports

Cup of Joe: Musgrove’s no-hitter boosts parents’ coffee shop

Devers, Bosox win snowy 7th in row; Twins hold silent moment

Taiwanese-born Chang gets racist tweets after Indians error

Durant, Nets top Wolves 127-97 in makeup game after shooting

NFL players call for virtual offseason, shun in-person work

100 Days: Tokyo Olympics marked by footnotes and asterisks

Breakfast Blogs

Mr. James Crow, Esq. Is Opening Up the Old Family Business in Michigan Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

3 Things: Myths of Overnight Success, Herd Immunity, and COVID-19 Vaccine Rayne, emptywheel

It’s not an infrastructure plan digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Old-school and busted Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Court Says Two Cops Who Deployed Deadly Force Can Use Florida’s Victims’ Rights Law To Hide Their Names From The Public Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Fox News Taps Two Texas Attorneys to Lead Fight Against Dominion Voting Systems Defamation Lawsuit Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘The Right to an Abortion Before Viability Is Not Absolute’: In Loss for Planned Parenthood, Divided Federal Appeals Court Allows Ohio’s Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Should We Return National Parks to the Tribes Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

US out of Afghanistan Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kicking Down as Political Creed Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

CDC and FDA are recommending “pause” in J&J vaccine distribution Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

John Boehner Lines Up For His Shot of Cheap Grace driftglass, at his blog

What Do We Owe to Trumpism? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ALL-POWERFUL DEMOCRATS! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Gears Up For Midterms By Knocking Crap Out Of Mitch McConnell Liz Dye, Wonkette

OK, But What About All The Times The Filibuster HELPED Pass Civil Rights? (Spoiler: There Were None) Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Conservatives: When We Said Corporations Are People, We Didn’t Mean They Could Disagree With Us Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Minnesota Cop Who Shot Daunte Wright Just Couldn’t Tell Difference Between Taser, Gun, Random Banana Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Wanna Read Gaetz Buddy Joel Greenberg’s Secret WhatsApps? Wait, Where Are You Going? Evan Hurst, Wonkette