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Apr 23 2021

The Breakfast Club (Dare To Win)

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

William Shakespeare born, dies 52 years later on same day; MLK Jr. assassinator James Earl Ray dies at age 70; Cesar Chavez dies at age 66; Hank Aaron begins climb to throne home run king

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.

Bernadette Devlin

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Texas may have 7th clot case linked to J&J shot

COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

Oregon: CDC investigating woman’s death after J&J vaccine

California goes from worst to first in virus infections

Navajo Nation: No COVID deaths for 11th time in past 12 days

Kentucky ‘working every angle’ to get shots in more arms

California’s public universities to require COVID-19 vaccine

Arkansas marks 1 million people receiving vaccine shots

Seeing a slowdown in vaccinations, state to expand outreach

The Latest: Mayors ask Biden for consult on climate migrants

Sharpton decries ‘stench of racism’ in Daunte Wright’s death

Colorado Springs police shoot man with military-style rifle

Police video shows officer using stun gun on handcuffed man

DA: Colorado shooting suspect had 10 high-capacity magazines

Hundreds of theater workers demand change in Times Square

Texas ends clergy, spiritual advisers ban in death chamber

Explosion at gender reveal party rocks several towns

US Government and Politics

High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

Panel: End commanders’ power to block military sex cases

Idaho House passes ‘nondiscrimination’ education bill

Proposed property tax cap stalls amid fierce resistance

House seat numbers can’t be released before next week

Judge sets deadline for rare Nevada plant-listing decision

Biden taps Montana environmentalist for US public lands boss

Senate and House to enter negotiations on capital gains tax

Biden to restore California’s power to set pollution rules

Democratic tax bill clears panel, Lamont opposes package

Montana transgender bill advances, other measures vetoed

Polish legal body rejects prosecutor request to arrest judge

International News

Canada bans flights from India, Pakistan

World leaders pledge climate cooperation despite other rifts

UK lawmakers pass motion saying China committing genocide

Navalny hails rallies; doctors urge him to end hunger strike

UK apologizes for racism in memorials to WWI dead

Russia orders troop pullback but keeps weapons near Ukraine

Mexico’s drought reaches critical levels as lakes dry up

Mexican president pushes controversial reforestation plan

Sports

North Dakota Senate sustains transgender sports bill veto

Michael Andretti builds different racing name as team owner

Barcelona maintains support of Super League despite backlash

Olympic athletes promised legal support if they protest

Breakfast Blogs

Foxconn Played Scott Walker for a Sucker Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

In Adding Matthew Greene to a Conspiracy with Dominic Pezzola, DOJ Formally Alleges the Proud Boys Committed a Crime of Terrorism emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Fixing American Policing In the 21st Century Means Fixing the Training and Education Problem Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Who could have predicted? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Now there’s an app for Driving While Black Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Detroit PD Detective Sued For His (Second) Bogus Arrest Predicated On Questionable Facial Recognition Searches Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Wyden-Backed Bill Would Make It Illegal For Government To Obtain Location Data Without A Warrant Karl Bode, Techdirt

Sotomayor Pens ‘Brutal’ Dissent by Repeatedly Citing Kavanaugh Back at Himself as Conservative Majority ‘Guts’ Precedent in Juvenile Punishment Case Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Ted Cruz Says Republicans Didn’t Try to ‘Rig the Game’ by Changing the Supreme Court. He’s Ignoring 2016. Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Despite Justices’ Concerns about ‘Sandbagging,’ All Nine of Them Sided with Social Security Claimants Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

The financial delusions of the lower upper class Paul campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Homelessness and the West Coast Erik Loomis, Layers, Guns and Money

Brett Kavanaugh writes opinion holding that crimes committed by teenagers should allow them to be confined for life irrespective of their ability to be rehabilitated Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Where I Find Hope, and Where I Don’t Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Lance, Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THIS IS EXCELLENT NEWS FOR JOE BIDEN (NO, REALLY) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Republicans Wake From Four Year Coma And Remember They Are PASSIONATE About FEDERAL DEBT Liz Dye, Wonkette

Nice Time! Biden Administration Gonna Feed All The Children, Not Just The Really, Really Poor Ones Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Tennessee Passes Bill Requiring Forced Abortion Funerals, For ‘Choice’ Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkatte

The 546,878 Dumbest, Most Racist GOP Arguments Against DC Statehood Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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