The Breakfast Club (The Bell Tolls)

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

Elvis Presley born; President Lyndon Johnson declares war on poverty; Ramzi Yousef sentenced to life in prison for first World Trade Center bombing. Physicist Stephen Hawking born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.

Stephen Hawking

Breakfast News

US News

US registering highest deaths yet from the coronavirus

California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

Judge blocks strike over railroad’s virus safety precautions

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max

Russian hacker gets 12 years in massive data theft scheme

Deal reached on project to protect lakes from invasive fish

Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies

US Politics

The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob

Trump finally faces reality — amid talk of early ouster

GOP’s Loeffler concedes to Warnock in Georgia runoff

‘Great damage’: Republicans recoil from Missouri Sen. Hawley

Simon & Schuster drops book by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley

More demand Illinois congresswoman who cited Hitler resign

Social platforms flex their power, lock down Trump accounts

Biden introduces Merrick Garland as attorney general pick

‘Biden picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

‘What else could I do?’ NJ Rep. Kim helps clean up Capitol

International News

London’s field hospital to be used amid acute COVID pressure

Asia Today: Australian city on lockdown over UK variant case

Australia sweltered through its 4th-hottest year in 2020

Brazil enjoys fun in the sun as COVID-19 deaths top 200,000


Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses anchors young Tide defense

Nets, without Irving and Durant, beat NBA-leading 76ers

Rodgers leads Pack to top of NFC after draft disappointment

Browns don’t practice again as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on team

Breakfast Blogs

This Is What’s Left of Your Democracy, America. Cherish It. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Trump Effect: Attempted Coup Edition emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Atop a mountain of corpses” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Most Obviously Stupidest Ever Prediction* tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“We’re storming the Capitol. It’s a revolution.” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Israel is Legally Obligated to Ensure the Population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip Are Vaccinated Eyal Benvenisti, Just Security

Wednesday, January 6th: The Day The Game Of Politics Turned Into Insurrection Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Politics Is Not A Game Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Appeals Court: Just Because Someone Used An Email Account To Send Threats Doesn’t Make It An ‘Interstate’ Crime Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Trump Campaign Attorney, Telling Judge His Services Were Used to ‘Perpetrate a Crime,’ Moves to Withdraw as Counsel Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

As Reports Say Trump Has Discussed Self-Pardon, Federal Prosecutor Doesn’t Rule Out Investigating Trump’s Role in Capitol Riot Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Here’s How the Capitol Mob Violated Federal Criminal Law Bryce Klehm, Alan Z. Rozenshtein and Jacob Schulz, Lawfare

Is Our Media Learning? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Authoritarian scumbag frightened into pretending to respect political process Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“And there wasn’t a person watching at home who didn’t know why that was.” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Betsy DeVos, Resistance Hero driftglass, at his blog

Random Observations on an Insurrection The Rude Pundit, at his blog


25th Who What Now? How Would That Work? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Here Are All 147 Members Of The Terrorist-Inciting GOP Sedition Caucus, May Their Names Forever Be Stained Evan Hurst, Wonkette

White House Staffers SHOCKED SHOCKED To Find Their Boss Is A Homicidal Maniac Liz Dye, Wonkette

Mitt Romney Wants To Teach Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley How They Take Out The Trash In Utah Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Tin Foil And Q’s Not Coming, Four Dead At Capitol Doktor Zoom, Wonkette