The Breakfast Club (The Upside)

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

Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. killed in World War II; N.J. Gov. McGreevey to resign after declaring he’s gay; Russian sub Kursk explodes; Director Cecil B. DeMille born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The worse a situation becomes the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside.

George Soros

Breakfast News

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

Virus surge makes US weak link in global economic recovery

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

Lack of body cameras fuels suspicion in Chicago shooting

Police face new lawsuit, probes after Elijah McClain’s death

Constraints gone, GOP ramps up effort to monitor voting

Ruling keeps NCAA from limiting some athlete compensation

Dolphin stampede greets Southern California whale watchers

The Latest: Mexico sees near-record 926 confirmed deaths

Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

New Zealand scrambles to find source of new virus infections

Hong Kong residents defend free press as China cracks down

South Africa’s poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid virus

After multiple crises, this time Lebanese feel broken

Israeli PM’s uneasy alliance seems headed toward collapse

Protests in Belarus continue despite challenger’s departure

Breakfast Blogs

Mike Pence Felt a Cold Chill This Afternoon. He’ll Be Debating Kamala Harris. Charles P Pierce, Esquire Politics

Jeff Wall: It Would Cause Attorney General Barr Irreparable Harm If He Had to Reveal His Secret Reason He Moved to Dismiss Flynn’s Prosecution emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Social distancing through the ages digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Pride goeth before the fall Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How Sen. Ron Johnson’s Investigation Became an Enabler of Russian Disinformation: Part I Ryan Goodman and Asha Rangappa, Just Security

US Court Skirmishes Over Deadline’s Validity Leave ERA in Limbo Russ Feingold, Just Srcurity

Minnesota Judge Rejects RNC Bid to Limit Mail-In Ballot Assistance for Vulnerable Voters Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Acting Solicitor General Tells Full D.C. Circuit That Barr Has Secret Reasons for Dismissing Michael Flynn Case Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Justice Department Completes Review of Errors in FISA Applications Jeremy Gordon, Lawfare

The Shadow Docket Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Outflanked: The Fake Working Class Outflankeing Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kamala Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Stephen Miller Not Saying Americans In Mexico Can’t Come Home … Yet Liz Dye, Wonkette

Russia Is Attacking The 2020 Election, You Idiots. Not Iran. Not ‘GIIIIIIINA. Russia. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Fun With Unemployment Money, Trump-Style! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Seattle Cops Making Baaaaaank Stephen Robinson, Wonkette