The Breakfast Club (Lemming Off A Cliff)

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

President Richard Nixon announces his breakthrough trip to China; Fashion designer Gianni Versace slain; Aerospace giant Boeing founded; Dutch painter Rembrandt born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

History is a vast early warning system.

Norman Cousins

Breakfast News

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

Florida virus deaths surge, vaccine research moves forward

Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

Texas votes as new virus cases again surge past 10,000

Mississippi Capitol outbreak: At least 41 with coronavirus

AP sources: About 10 MLB umpires opt out over virus concerns

North Carolina capitol city gets first Black councilwoman

Ole Miss moves Confederate statue from prominent campus spot

Tennessee gov to do ‘whatever it takes’ in abortion fight

Iowa auditor questions legality of Test Iowa reporting chain

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

Philadelphia protesters sue city over tear gas, use of force

Minneapolis cops required to report de-escalation efforts

City votes to raze site where first Alaska flag was sewn

Foie gras back on the menu in California after court ruling

South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases

Indian leader’s virus fund won’t disclose donors, payments

France says ‘merci’ to virus heroes on poignant Bastille Day

UK, France move to extend rules on face coverings in public

Asia Today: Another spike brings India past 900,000 cases

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

Catalan leader demands investigation into Spain spying claim

Retirees in Greece win court battle for bailout refund

Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen

UK backtracks on giving Huawei role in high-speed network

Breakfast Blogs

The Food-Processing Industry Is the Typhoid Mary of This Pandemic Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone’s Flip Story Evolves for the Cameras emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Uh oh. The Trumpies are taking charge of the data digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

America the failed Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Preparing the Public for a Contested Election Deborah Pearlstein, Just Security

Legal Experts Warn Trump Admin May Be Planning New Rule Restricting Foreign Student Visas Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Hillary Clinton on Roger Stone Commutation: Trump Fears We’ll ‘Finally See’ How ‘Illegitimate’ His Election Was Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

It’s not fair Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: I Got Rhythm Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Lindsey Graham Madder At Robert Mueller Than A Three-Legged Dog Tryin’ To Bury A Turd On An Icy Pond! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Dealsy McGoodBrain’s Super Smrt Bargain With Roger Stone Ali Davis, Wonkette

Abortion Pill Now Available Without Doctor’s Visit! Georgia’s 6-Week Abortion Ban Blocked! Hooray! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonnkette

America Ignores Crazy Uncle Threatening To Take Over Cities Because ‘Meh, He Says A Lot Of Sh*t’ Liz Dye, Wonkette

Ivanka Trump: Let The Jobless Eat Cake Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Gavin Newsom: Better Part Of Valor Is SHUTTING CALIFORNIA THE F*CK BACK DOWN Doktor Zoom, Wonkette