The Breakfast Club (Vast Practical Joke)

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

A shooting rampage takes place at the University of Texas clock tower; Germany declares war on Russia in World War I; Adolf Hitler opens the Berlin Olympics; Author Herman Melville born; MTV debuts.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.

Herman Melville

Breakfast News

Hard-hit Massachusetts worries COVID-19 respite is fleeting

Rent’s due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans’ travel plans

Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

Supreme Court weighs New Mexico restrictions on restaurants

Change laws that shield police, Missouri prosecutor says

Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

US officials seek limits on “habitat” for imperiled species

Lake Tahoe’s fluctuating clarity worsens amid wet winter

The Latest: Venezuela unveils coronavirus facility at arena

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

Sleepy lions, empty bars, lost jobs: A world without tourism

Spain sets temperature records, UK sees hottest day of 2020

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what happened this week

Breakfast Blogs

The Federal Government Once Again Double-Crossed Native People, This Time on the Death Penalty Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Ben Wittes Gets Stung by the Trump Effect emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Harpers Letter On Justice And Open Debate And What Followed. Prologue And Act I. Echidne, at her blog

Ok. This is a problem. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Donald’s “Hey, watch this!” party Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How Jared Kushner subverted Jared Kushner’s secret plan to save America Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Real Americans Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Curating The Past With Lifeboat Republicans driftglass, at his blog

Where Were You In the War on Reality Yastreblyansky, The Rectifcation of Names


Post Office Suddenly Delaying Deliveries​ Months Before Election, What Could It Mean? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Senate Republicans Take Long Weekend To Decide If You Should Be Able To Pay Your Rent Tomorrow Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Happy Friday! Let’s Talk About Mary Trump’s Big Gay Interview! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

The Bloodhound Gang And The Mystery Of Congressman Cowpies’ Hidden DHL Receipt! Liz Dye, Wonkette