May 17 2021

The Breakfast club (Maximum Of Reason)

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

Brown vs. Board of Education ends separate but equal; Watergate hearings begin; NYSE is born; First Kentucky Derby.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason.

Archibald Cox

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Fauci says pandemic highlights racism’s impact

Severe cyclone heading toward southern India; 6 dead

Navajo Nation reports 7 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death

Some aren’t ready to give up masks despite new CDC guidance

Maine eyes permanent telehealth, New Hampshire court reopens

Fiery train derailment prompts evacuation of small Iowa town

Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon

Arrest made after boy, 4, found slain on Dallas street

Boy, 13, in ‘grave condition’ after being shot in Chicago

Groups call for reintroduction of jaguars in US Southwest

Missing Texas tiger transported to animal sanctuary

US Politics

Trump critic Cheney cautions Jan. 6 riot could happen again

Analysis: Racial tensions simmer in Louisiana House debates

Florida lawmakers reconvene for special session on gambling

International News

Brazil city offers COVID shots to all 18-60 as part of test

UK readies for major reopening but new variant sparks worry

Israel stages new round of heavy airstrikes on Gaza City

Calls mount for Gaza-Israel cease-fire, greater US efforts

Media demand Israel explain destruction of news offices

Arrests in UK over claims antisemitic abuse hurled from cars


Duvall hits another 3-run HR, Marlins hold off Dodgers 3-2

Girardi, Segura have confrontation as Phils lose to Jays

Ohtani’s 2-out, 2-run HR in 9th sends Angels over Bosox 6-5

Randle, Knicks beat Celtics to clinch No. 4 seed in East

Durant, Irving power Nets past Cavs for No. 2 seed in East

Curry is scoring champ, Warriors beat Grizzlies for 8 seed

Maxey leads 76ers past Magic 128-117 in meaningless finale

Hawks head to playoffs after 124-95 rout of woeful Rockets

Bonner scores 27 points, Sun beat Mercury 86-78

Eriksson Ek’s OT goal lifts Wild past Vegas 1-0

Palmieri’s OT winner lifts Isles by Penguins 4-3 in Game 1

New Zealand to play Fiji, Tonga in July internationals

K.H. Lee gets 1st PGA Tour win at Nelson, qualifies for PGA

Bowman parks 48 in familiar spot in victory lane at Dover

72-year-old John Force races to record 152nd NHRA victory

Horse racing has more questions than answers post-Preakness

Breakfast Blogs

The Opioid Crisis Just Got Its Own Grandma Millie Moment Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

January 6: A Change of Pace emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

No One Wants to Work [For You] Anymore: The End of Oligopsony Rayne, emptywheel

Trumpism IS Republicanism digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Smoke bombers Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The perils of presidentialism in the 2020s Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Blaming police murders on genetics Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This Day in Labor History: May 16, 1910 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Never Trust a Never Trumper — The Adventure Continues driftglass, at his blog

Boots in the Mosque Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IN THE GOP, TRUTH IS A NICHE PRODUCT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog