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Apr 22 2021

The Breakfast Club (The Answer)

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

Richard Nixon dies, Elian Gonzalez seized by federal agents, Oklahoma land rush begins.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

Bob Dylan

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: New Mexico preparing for ‘vaccine hesitancy’

Navajo Nation reports its first COVID-19 death in 11 days

Arkansas reports 352 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

Texas COVID-19 cases, deaths continue an above-average pace

Lewis & Clark College to require COVID student vaccinations

Burgum vetoes bill barring mask mandates by state officials

New data reassuring for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled

LA schools superintendent stepping down as classrooms reopen

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Garland announces sweeping police probe after Floyd verdict

Police kill Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who attacked 2 with knife

Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant

California governor declares drought emergency in 2 counties

Idaho Senate OKs bill to kill up to 90% of wolves in state

Medical marijuana legal in Utah, but not always affordable

Canadian Pacific attacks rival bid for Kansas City Southern

US takes new aim at ransomware after costly year for attacks

Transit officials unveil plans to redo NYC’s Penn Station

US Politics

After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws

Biden pushes for momentum as US returns to climate fight

House votes to curb power of presidency on travel bans

Local officials get health orders control under Indiana billLocal officials get health orders control under Indiana bill

Washington House approves new tax on capital gains

US ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June

Missouri House votes to ban trans athletes on girls teams

Arkansas lawmakers vote transgender athlete ban expansion

Colorado bill would protect gender identity and expression

Lawmakers move closer to letting child sex abuse victims sue

NY man’s trial starts for Jan. 6-related online threats

International News

Latin American leaders seek more vaccines at Andorra summit

Mexico calls fake coronavirus vaccines “a risk to health”

Catholic officials halt activity in Haiti for 9 kidnapped

Chile vets fined for giving dog vaccines against COVID-19

Israel says it strikes targets in Syria after missile attack

Australia ends China deals on national interest grounds

Lava from Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano threatens towns

US outlines possible sanctions relief for Iran in nuke talks

Suspect linked to 2016 Nice attack arrested in Italy

Sports

Scherzer’s 9 K’s, Avila RBI double lift Nats past Cards 1-0

Gomber lifts Rockies 6-3, Astros’ 9th loss in 10 games

Knapp’s 9th-inning single leads Phillies past Giants 6-5

NHL: Virus protocols not ‘relaxed’ for vaccinated players

Breakfast Blogs

Bearing Witness Forces Us to Act on Our Fundamental Duties to Each Other as Citizens Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Goodbye, American Dream: The Unaffordability of American Life Rayne, emptywheel

A beautiful tribute to a good man digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Truth decay revisited Tom Sullivan, Digby’s HullabalOO

Filming Cops Is The Best Accountability Tool: Officer Derek Chauvin Convicted Of Murder For Killing George Floyd Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Not All Tech Regulatory Desires Are Equal: And We Should Stop Pretending They Are Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Lawsuit Challenges Florida’s New Anti-Riot Laws as ‘Unconstitutional on Their Face’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Issues Sweeping Injunction that Gives Himself Extraordinary Power to Solve Los Angeles ‘Homelessness Crisis’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Overcoming GOP Opposition, Obama’s Ex-DOJ Civil Rights Chief Vanita Gupta Is Back at the Justice Department Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Tucker Carlson celebrated the murderer of Harvey Milk and George Moscone Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The GOP Vision of America Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The vaccine enthusiasm tipping point Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

2021 Never Trumpers are a Third-Rate Cover Band Version of the 2005 Liberal Blogosphere driftglass, at his blog

There’s still work to do Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HAS ANYTHING REALLY CHANGED? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

MyPillow Suing Voting Company Dominion For McCarthyism Or Some Sh*t, Who Knows, It’s Hard To Tell Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Senate GOP Never Guessed Voting Law Expert Stacey Abrams Would Know So Much About Voting Laws Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Two Red States Read The Room, Forego Punching Trans Children For A Minute Liz Dye, Wonkette

Is John Cornyn Still Nursing Old Dick-Punching Injury Vanita Gupta Gave Him In 2003? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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