The Breakfast Club (Perfect Memory)

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

George Washington, America’s first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine’s golden dome; the ‘Miracle on Ice’ during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

Toni Morrison

Breakfast News

US News

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers

Caregivers of frail Tennessee kids get vaccine priority

Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccine

Hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

FAA orders United to inspect Boeing 777s after emergency

Kroger: Some pharmacy customer data impacted in vendor hack

139-year-old house rolls to new San Francisco address

Space station launch honors ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician

US Politics

Snubbed as Obama high court pick, Garland in line to be AG

Biden to mark nation crossing 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

Arkansas’ GOP governor says he won’t back a Trump 2024 bid

Two Democratic governors see stars dimmed by virus woes

Senator seeks probe of natural gas price spikes during storm

International News

The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

With heavy hearts, Italians mark year of COVID-19 outbreak

Tanzania’s president admits country has COVID-19 problem

UK speeds up vaccinations: All adults get 1st jab by July 31

Myanmar protest call for general strike draws junta threat

Barcelona sees sixth night of protests for jailed rapper

Ecuador looks to runoff vote for president in April

Libyan interior minister survives attack on motorcade

Cyprus activists: Hunters’ lead pellets threaten flamingos

Italy taps German archaeologist to oversee Pompeii ruins


Dickinson’s 22 lifts No. 3 Michigan over No. 4 Ohio St 92-87

No. 4 NC State women avenge recent loss, top rival UNC 82-63

Shockers solidifying shaky spot in NCAA Tournament field

Press, Rapinoe score, US beats Brazil 2-0 in SheBelieves Cup

T.J. Oshie scores twice, Capitals come back to beat Devils

Cloud 9: Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam title

4 for 4: Osaka wins Australian, stays perfect in Slam finals

Homa gets another chance and wins hometown event at Riviera

Woods recovering from back surgery and hopes for Masters

Bell snags first Cup victory in another surprise Gibbs win

Breakfast Blogs

‘America Is Back’ Only Goes So Far After the Last Four Years Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Dominic Pezzola Suspects the FBI’s Cooperating Witness Is the Guy Who Recruited Him into the Proud Boys emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Let’s talk about risk, shall we? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Nearing 500,000 tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Suck green eggs, Ted Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

1,000 Epstein Coefficients Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Raise the SSI Threshold Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Socialism” and forced charity Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Your Bulwark Word of The Day: “Unvarnished” driftglass, at his blog

Joe Did What? Obamacare Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names