The Breakfast Club (Driving At Night)

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

Joan of Arc is born; Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph to the public; Commercial airplane completes first round-the-world flight; Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked; Dizzy Gillespie and Rudolf Nureyev die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

E. L. Doctorow

Breakfast News

US News

LA hospital would be at capacity with just COVID-19 patients

Fauci: US could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day

FDA Says Suggestion To Halve Moderna Vaccine ‘Not Rooted’ In Available Science

Chicago push to reopen city schools becomes more contentious

Puerto Rico to reopen beaches, relax coronavirus curfew

No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

Judge allows oil, gas lease sales in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

American Airlines is grounding emotional-support animals

Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

US Politics

US: Hack of federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin’

Pence won’t interfere with election certification despite Trump’s pressure, officials say

A final EPA rollback under Trump curbs use of health studies

Trump administration pollution rule strikes final blow against environment

Trump Admin Removes Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List Despite ‘Meager Numbers’

Trump widens US ban on Chinese apps as his term nears end

As DC Braces For Violence, Judge Orders Proud Boy Leader To Stay Out

Arizona Supreme Court upholds election challenge dismissal

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter won’t attend Biden’s inauguration

International News

Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines

England Covid lockdown likely to be in place until March, Gove warns

Germany extends lockdown until Jan 31 and toughens curbs

Thailand scrambles to contain outbreak, secure vaccines

India says it hasn’t banned the export of COVID-19 vaccines

Dutch government criticized for late start to vaccinations

WHO ‘disappointed’ at Chinese delays letting experts in

EU says it will redouble efforts to save Iran nuclear deal

Portugal leads drive for EU consensus on migration policy

Reports: Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested

N. Korea’s biggest political event comes at fraught moment

Venezuela’s socialists take control of once-defiant congress

South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces

Qatar ruler lands in Saudi Arabia for summit to end blockade

Siegfried, meet Ahmet: German weather systems get makeover


Alabama’s Smith becomes 1st WR to win Heisman in 29 years

Reported virus issues at Ohio St raise specter of CFP delay

Mulkey positive for COVID-19, UConn-Baylor women’s game off

Cruel twist: Browns lose coach for playoffs due to COVID-19

LA Rams’ top-ranked defense still rolling as playoffs loom

Breakfast Blogs

This Country Can’t Get a Damn Thing Right Anymore Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Coup in Pennsylvania digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Bad faith and dishonesty Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Philadelphia Residents On The Hook For $9.8 Million For Putting The Wrong Man In Prison For 28 Years Tim Cushing, Techdirt

‘A Multitude of Sins’: Federal Judge Blocks Last-Minute Trump Attempt to Wreck International Criminal Court Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Right-Wing Activists Ask SCOTUS to Take Up ‘Shadow Banning’ Case Alleging Conspiracy to ‘Take Down’ Trump and ‘Install Leftist Governments’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Detroit Asks Federal Judge to Refer Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and the ‘Kraken’ Team for Disbarment Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Counting Ballots and Stealing Elections Keith E. Whittington, Law & Crime

Barring Trump from the presidency Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Republican War on Democracy marches on Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 760 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s Madness Has Made Fools of Everyone Who Thought He’d Give Up on Overturning the Election The Rude Pundit, at his blog

TRUMP’S NEXT STAND, AFTER HIS LAST STAND (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Nation Waits On Results Of Big Georgia Public Service Commission Vote, Also Senate Runoff Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Guy Who Wants To Overthrow Government Claims His Magic BlueTooth Speakers Cure COVID-19 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Another Day, Another Judge Kicks Trump In The D*ck Liz Dye, Wonkette

Scotland Tells Trump To Go Cry Somewhere Else, Loser Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Wisconsin Pharmacist Who Sabotaged COVID-19 Vaccine More Upsetting Than You Even Knew Stephen Robinson, Wonkette