The Breakfast Club (Sound Of Freedom)

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

Uprising topples Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu; Richard Reid tries to light explosives in his shoes on Miami flight; French army officer Alfred Dreyfus convicted of treason; Pop star Madonna marries Guy Ritchie.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.

Lady Bird Johnson

Breakfast News

US News

California desperately searches for more nurses and doctors

Scientists urge concern, not alarm over new virus strains

Vaccine injury claims could face bureaucratic ‘black hole’

Virus rules not enforced. Grieving Texas family asks: Why?

US public school enrollment dips as virus disrupts education

Kansas City newspaper reckons with its racial mistreatment

Experts issue warning after 3 killed in Colorado avalanches

Illinois woman finds apparent COVID test in Kohl’s package

Volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, draws crowds to park

US Politics

Congress approves $900B COVID relief bill, sending to Trump

Congress takes aim at climate change in massive relief bill

Consumer relief: COVID bill to end ‘surprise’ medical bills

Barr undercuts Trump on election and Hunter Biden inquiries

Trump, House lawmakers plot futile effort to block Biden win

Fox, Newsmax shoot down their own aired claims on election

International News

The Latest: Germany says virus infection decline weeks away

Asia Today: South Korea to curb social gatherings nationwide

BioNTech CEO confident vaccine will work on UK variant

‘I couldn’t be silent’: UN whistleblower on WHO Italy report

Still stuck: 1,500 France-bound trucks stranded in England

Israel on cusp of fourth national elections in two years

Iran urged not to squander chance to salvage nuclear deal

Official costs of Tokyo Olympics up by 22% to $15.4 billion


No. 1 Gonzaga faces stiff test against No. 16 Virginia

Army takes Liberty Bowl spot left by Tennessee’s withdrawal

Bengals ride big first half to shocking win over Steelers

Kendall Hinton’s QB moment marked in Canton, across the NFL

Welcome back, NBA: Here’s 10 things to know about the season

Silver confident that NBA season can be pulled off safely

Harden mum on future with Rockets as NBA season approaches

Breakfast Blogs

This Is the Most Criminal Dereliction of Duty in the History of the American Presidency Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Hack or Attack Debate: Answer Old Questions While Waiting to Learn Enough to Answer That One emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Please don’t fall for the GOP’s pearl clutching routine digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

I was a lawyer for the O.L.C. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The SolarWinds Hack Is Just The Same Sort Of Espionage The US Government Engages In Every Day Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Congress (Once Again) Sells Out To Hollywood: Sneaks CASE Act And Felony Streaming Bill Into Government Funding Omnibus Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The System Is Not Working: The Lopsided Election Result, Not The Courts, Saved Our Democracy Jonathan Manes, Just Security

Prosecutors Accuse Pennsylvania Republican of Voting in Dead Mother’s Name for Trump Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

The Case for Letting Malibu Burn Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Watch out Ron Johnson! Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sociopaths are Us Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In “Republicans Walking Away From Explosions”: Rick Wilson driftglass, at his blog

One of the Big Lies in MAGA World: No, Democrats Did Not Try to Get the 2016 Election Overturned The Rude Pundit, at his blog

I’M SURE THIS IS FINE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Nice Time! Statue Of American Hero Barbara Johns To Replace Racist Traitor In US Capitol Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Sidney Powell Serves Up Rotting Squid Carcass To Supreme Court Liz Dye, Wonkette

Louisiana GOP Rep. Clay Higgins Gettin’ ALL Dramatic Again Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette