The Breakfast Club (Institutional)

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

Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins; Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon Jennings dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When white supremacy becomes institutional, it begins to harm the very people who are not simply outside of it because of their race, it begins to harm the folk who look like the folk who want to be in charge. Martin Luther King, Jr., understood this, Malcolm X understood this, James Baldwin really understood this.

Michael Eric Dyson

Breakfast News

US News

CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely

Pentagon approves 20 more COVID-19 vaccination teams

Cuomo administration ‘froze’ over nursing home data requests

Police emphasize clampdown on crowds as Mardi Gras nears

Airlines push White House to reject testing for US flights

Amazon sues NY attorney general to stop virus probe

Census: No redistricting data until end of September

Interior postpones March oil leases onshore and offshore

Fire destroys part of Paul Newman’s camp for ill children

MTA brings celebrity voices to NYC transit announcements

Sheriff’s office offers Valentine’s Day ‘special’ for exes

US Politics

The Latest: Tuberville stands by account of Trump phone call

As impeachment trial ends, GOP senators face big decision

Biden: Governors, mayors need $350 billion to fight COVID-19

Biden to slowly allow 25,000 people seeking asylum into US

Biden administration to undo Medicaid work requirements

Months after Biden win, Arizona officials still face threats

International News

Pandemic takes a toll on exhausted UK funeral directors

Czechs in chaos with political infighting amid virus surge

UN rights body adopts watered-down text on Myanmar coup

Draghi forms new govt blending experts, political operatives

British lawyer Karim Khan elected next ICC prosecutor

India’s top court tackles social media in free speech case


Doncic, Williamson hit career highs as Mavs top Pels 143-130

Daughter of NFL, NHL owners advances at Australia Open

Spieth takes another step with a 67 to lead at Pebble Beach

Denny Hamlin seeks historic 3rd straight Daytona 500 victory

Breakfast Blogs

If Trump Stiffs His Impeachment Lawyers, I’m On His Side Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Most People Suspected of Assaulting Officers in the January 6 Attack Remain at Large emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Flashbacks to the 2015 Campaign Peterr, emptywheel

There are no consequences for Dear Leader digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

He was lookin’ for votes to steal Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Defense Is Too Aggravated To Rest: Incitement As a Defense For the Charge of Incitement Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Always Be Grifting Tom Levenson, Balloon Juice

Hacked Florida Water Plant Found To Have Been Using Unsupported Windows 7 Machines And Shared Passwords Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Civil Rights Groups Argue That Biden Should Drop Assange Prosecution; Noting That It Is An Attack On Journalism Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Defense Lawyer Claims Trump Had No Idea Pence Was in Danger on Jan. 6. The Record Indicates Otherwise. Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Trump’s Impeachment Defense Began by Showing Biden Rejecting 2016 Election Objections. That’s What Trump Attacked Mike Pence for Doing. Adam Keller, Law & Crime

“We are not trying to vaccine as many people as quickly as possible” Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Make America Great Again was/is about white supremacy, full stop Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The stupidity is the point Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Haley’s Plummet driftglass, at his blog

Democrats Are Trying to Save the Republicans’ Souls, But the GOP Prefers Damnation The Rude Pundit, at his blog


The Idiot Arguments Of The Second Trump Impeachment, Redux Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

State Lawmakers Out To Cancel-Culture ‘1619 Project’ In Schools Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Arkansas Lege Wants Anyone Involved With Your Healthcare To Be Free To Discriminate Against You Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette