The Breakfast Club (Make Progress)

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

World War II’s Battle of Stalingrad ends; Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda; author James Joyce born; dancer-actor-coreographer Gene Kelly dies; punk rocker Sid Vicious dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.

Shirley Chisholm

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Massachusetts pandemic case total passes 500,000

Pandemic’s deadliest month in US ends with signs of progress

Report: Many US nursing home staff decline first COVID shots

As virus cuts class time, teachers have to leave out lessons

Fence at Capitol blocks DC government from enacting new laws

GameStop saga makes Wall Street an issue for Biden team

Rochester officers who pepper-sprayed 9-year-old suspended

‘A long two days’: Major storm pummels Northeast with snow

Crews work to repair washed-out scenic highway near Big Sur

US billionaire buys SpaceX flight to orbit with 3 others

Sea shanties are having a moment amid isolation of pandemic

US Politics

Biden meets Republicans on virus aid, but no quick deal

Hundreds deported under Biden, including witness to massacre

Harris speaks with Trudeau in first foreign leader call

International News

South Africa welcomes first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

Myanmar’s military takes power in coup, detains Suu Kyi

Berlin man caught directing flight traffic with radio


NBA calls off Detroit-Denver game because of virus issues

No. 4 NC State women top Louisville for 2nd win over No. 1

Gonzaga, Baylor top AP Top 25, Sooners climb, Drake in

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican Pushback Against Deb Haaland’s Nomination Is Truthless and Stale Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Poltics

The Role of Trump’s Incitement in Providing Violent Foot Soldiers [Updated] emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

In Case Anyone Was Wondering Why The Republicans Are Still Controlling the Senate Adam L. Silverman, Wonkette

It isn’t unprecedented digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullbaloo

A parallel, new Dark Age Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No, Getting Rid Of Anonymity Will Not Fix Social Media; It Will Cause More Problems Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Why Guantánamo Detainees Should Have Access to COVID Vaccines: Law of Armed Conflict and Good Policy Ryan Goodman, Oona Hathaway and Steve Vladeck, Just Security

Biden’s UN Nominee Thomas-Greenfield Awaits Vote After Questioning on China, Iran, Israel and More Tess Graham, Just Security

Top Michigan Officials File Complaints Seeking Disbarment of Sidney Powell and Her ‘Kraken’ Team Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

ACLU, Sierra Club and Immigration Advocates Push for Biden Administration to Be Bold and ‘Tear Down’ Trump’s Wall Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The Justice Department is Prosecuting an American for Election Interference—in 2016 Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

The 6 ft 15 minute rule is bullshit Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 776 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Not Trumpism, It’s Republicanism: Part 12,091– The Gersoning driftglass, at his blog


Never Gonna Get Tired Of Judges Telling Trump Org. To HAND IT OVER, A-HOLES Liz Dye, Wonkette

Georgia Republicans Think They Can Stop The Unstoppable Stacey Abrams, Bless Their Hearts Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

GOP West Virginia Gov Defies Joe Manchin, Calls For BIG HUGE Covid Relief Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette