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May 18 2021

The Breakfast Club (Believe In You)

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

Mt. St. Helens erupts in Washington State; The U.S. Supreme Court upholds racial segregation; Pope John Paul II born in Poland; Movie director Frank Capra born; ‘Les Miserables’ ends its Broadway run.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Fauci: Reasonable for businesses to keep masks

Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities

Man pleads guilty to seeking fraudulent PPP loans

Macy’s emerges from pandemic by swinging to surprise profit

New year, same results; 1Q sales roar at Home Depot

1st wild fishers born in North Cascades in decades

US Politics

Supreme Court throws abortion fight into center of midterms

Amid threats to members, House to vote on new security

Nationally watched questions on pandemic, race on ballot

Blinken touts Biden climate policies as shift from Trump

International News

India reports record day of virus deaths as cases level off

Clinic helps long-haul patients in London’s “COVID triangle”

The Latest: Israel gives US info about Gaza building strike

Biden raises cease-fire, civilian toll in call to Netanyahu

Indonesians protest at US Embassy over Israel’s airstrikes

EU vows to boost efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian fighting

India scours sea after barge sinks, 2nd adrift after cyclone

Russia’s northernmost base projects its power across Arctic

Energy agency: End new fossil fuel supply investments

Air-France-KLM launches first long-haul flight with eco-fuel

Irish health system struggling to recover from cyberattack

Spain, Morocco square off after 6,000 migrants arrive by sea

Kosovo police seize record cocaine shipment, arrest 7

Court: China-built Port City commission needs public assent

Qatar detains Kenyan guard who wrote on laborers’ struggles

Report says Myanmar internet a ‘virtual battlefield’

Italy’s Lampedusa island slammed again by migrant arrivals

Monet’s gardens reopening, a picture-perfect pandemic tonic

New Dutch exhibition takes unflinching look at slavery

Sports

Ohtani hits 13th home run, Trout injured in Angels’ victory

Pujols delivers RBI in debut, Dodgers top Diamondbacks 3-1

Contreras homers off Lester as Cubs beat Nationals 7-3

Mets overcome more injuries, beat Braves 3-1

Grizzlies host Spurs for play-in tournament matchup

Lakers host the Warriors in play-in game

Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Capitals to even series

MacKinnon, Grubauer lift Avs to 4-1 win over Blues in Game 1

Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2

Rugby uses eye-tracking technology to tackle concussions

French rugby federation allows transgender people to compete

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican Assault on Voting Rights Now Includes Knuckling Poll Workers Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Your Mellow, I Am Here To Harsh It: The Agreed To 6th January Commission Is Not Worth the Paper the Agreement Was Announced On Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Demings to challenge Rubio Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Y’all Qaeda Northwest: Ethan Nordean Provides Yet More Proof of the Proud Boys’ Sophistication and Resilience emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The culture war goes nuclear digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Swallow coffee before reading Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Chicago PD Oversight Says Officers Racked Up 100 Misconduct Allegations During A Single Wrong Address Raid Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Biden Revokes Trump’s Silly Executive Order On Section 230; But It Already Did Its Damage Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Supreme Court to Review Mississippi Abortion Law That May Let Conservative Justices ‘Take a Huge Bite Out of’ Roe v. Wade Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Bill Barr’s DOJ Secretly Tried to Unmask a Devin Nunes Parody Account in the Last Weeks of the Trump Presidency, Filing Reveals Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Supreme Court Justices Hand Down Two Unanimous Decisions in One Day Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Law and Politics for dummies and SCOTUS justices Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Broken Game of Baseball Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I’m Losing My Capacity for Empathy Thanks to People Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated The Rude Pundit, at his blog

A NEW POLL SUGGESTS THAT QANON IS THE FUTURE OF THE GOP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Liz Cheney’s ‘Revolution’ Will Be Televised Michael Mora, Wonkette

DEEP STATE HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP, Shrieks Rudy Giuliani In Letter To Real Judge Liz Dye, Wonkette

Montana GOP AG Still Wants To Pin ‘Sex Offender’ Label On Man Jailed For Gay Sex Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Scott Baio Not Charles In Charge Of Knowing What A Publicly Traded Company Is Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette