The Breakfast Club (Two Choices)

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

The ‘day the music died’ during early rock ‘n roll; the Luna 9 probe lands on the Moon; the first woman to pilot a Space Shuttle; painter Norman Rockwell and composer Felix Mendelssohn born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Breakfast News

US News

Things to Know: Vaccine shipments coming to US pharmacies

Vaccinations resume as not-quite-historic snowstorm fades

Political storms swirl around California’s Newsom amid virus

Biden boosting vaccine allotments, financing for virus costs

Pressure builds on schools to reopen during pandemic

Activists wary of broader law enforcement after Capitol riot

Washington state eyes ‘billionaire tax’ on the ultra rich

West Virginia GOP fractured by political appointment feud

Long-detained immigrant families could soon face deportation

Appeals court refuses to stop construction of oil pipeline

Puerto Rico to get billions for storm aid, reconstruction

Florida lawmakers challenge Silicon Valley over ‘censorship’

Lawsuit alleges rodent infestation at New Mexico prison

Firings of officers after students pulled from car reversed

‘We are facing extinction’: Black farmers in steep decline

A gloomy Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil says more winter

US Politics

Capitol Police officer who died after riot lies in honor

Biden, Yellen say GOP virus aid too small, Democrats push on

Biden signs immigration orders as Congress awaits more

Pentagon chief purges defense boards; Trump loyalists out

House Dems make case for conviction; Trump denies charges

Georgia Senate GOP introduce bills to limit mail voting

Senate confirms Mayorkas as Biden’s homeland security chief

Nevada jockeys to be first on presidential primary calendar

International News

The Latest: S Korea curbing travel, gatherings for holiday

WHO team visits Wuhan research lab at center of speculation

Flower farms see their Lunar New Year sales wilted by virus

Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison

People in Myanmar honk horns, bang on pots to protest coup

Rohingya refugees fear returning to Myanmar after coup

Wildfire in west Australia burns more homes in dry wind

Common pots prepared by neighbors feeding thousands in Peru


Resilient Pierre-Paul excited to be back in Super Bowl

No. 2 Baylor stays unbeaten, tops No. 6 Texas 83-69

Irving scores 39, Nets cool off Clippers with 124-120 win

VanVleet sets Raptors mark with 54 in 123-108 win at Orlando

Arenado embraces playing for perennial contender in Cards

Angels suspend Mickey Callaway after behavior allegations

Breakfast Blogs

There Are Two Words at the Heart of the Case Against Donald Trump Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Impeachment Defense Is Silent about His Unconstitutional Demand of Mike Pence emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Mob Party Ed Walker, emptywheel

Penny pinching on vaccines digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Things go better Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

After Years Of Ignoring Abuse At A Women’s Prison, Department Of Corrections Suspends Nearly Three Dozen Employees Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Professional Assholes Equate Consequences With ‘Cancel Culture’ To Obscure That They’re Finally Being Held Accountable Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Congress Now Has More Power to Shed Light on Trump’s Abuses of Power Molly Claflin and Dan McGrath, Just Security

House Impeachment Managers Filed Their Trump Senate Trial Brief — Here’s Everything You Need to Know Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Anatomy of a sedition Scott Lemieux, lawyers, Guns and Money

Sure, my client incited a seditious riot that got people killed Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 777 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

So What’s Up With Bolshi Freedom Troll Glenn Greenwald These Days? driftglass, at his blog


Cut The Crap. Impeachment Means Whatever 67 Senators Say It Means. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Jen Psaki Is Finished With You Now Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Going To Shut Up About How You Almost Got Her Killed Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Congratulations, Puerto Rico! Looks Like You’ll Finally Get That Hurricane Maria Aid! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette