The Breakfast Club (Breakaway)

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

Rodney King beaten in Los Angeles; Inventor Alexander Graham Bell born; ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ becomes the U.S. national anthem; ‘Time’ first hits newsstands; Steve Fossett’s non-stop global flight

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Vernon Jordan (August 15, 1935 – March 1, 2021)

What I know about this world is that white people will take care of themselves. And what I have learned is that if you are where they are on an equal basis, they cannot take care of themselves without taking care of you.

Vernon Jordan

Breakfast News

US News

Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings

San Francisco leaders cheer reopening as COVID-19 cases fall

More contagious Brazilian virus variant emerges in Oregon

‘Vaccine, vaccine’: Dolly sings ‘Jolene’ rewrite before shot

Fauci presents his personal virus model to Smithsonian

Yard sale find turns out to be artifact worth up to $500,000

US Politics

Biden urges Senate Dems to rally behind $1.9T virus bill

Budget nominee Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition

FBI chief warns violent ‘domestic terrorism’ growing in US

Biden’s Cabinet half-empty after slow start in confirmations

Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary

Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

International News

The Latest: Ontario seniors won’t get AstraZeneca vaccine

Virus variant races through Italy, especially among children

US sanctions Russian officials over nerve-agent attack

Myanmar authorities charge Associated Press journalist

Mexico Senate passes energy bill favoring state, fossil fuel

Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast Nigeria

Farmers in Fukushima plant indigo to rebuild devastated town


No. 3 Baylor clinches B12 title in OT, 94-89 over No. 6 WVU

Intense No. 4 Illinois makes statement, drubs No. 2 Michigan

NBA reveals All-Star skills, 3-point, dunk participants

Kapanen scores twice; Pens welcome back fans with 5-2 win

Cardinals all-out recruiting pitch brings Watt to the desert

Breakfast Blogs

Elena Kagan Dismantled a Republican Lawyer and Might Have Saved Voting Rights Act in the Process Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Looks like we’re going to need a BIG audit digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A Bit of Historical Perspective On the Responses By Republicans In Congress To FBI Director Wray’s Testimony On the 6th January Insurrection Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Federal Court Affirms Travelers Have A First Amendment Right To Record TSA Screeners Tim Cushing, Techdirt

‘He Knows Close to Everything’: New York Prosecutors Zero in on Trump Organization’s CFO Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

There’s No Evidence of Fake Trump Supporters or Antifa Among Capitol Rioters, FBI Director Tells Senate Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Whither the Trump Financial Documents Cases? Quinta Jurecic and Bryce Klehm, Lawfare

Eighth Circuit Strikes Down Arkansas’s Anti-BDS Law Elliot Setzer, Lawfare

Principled bipartisan coalition saves civil discourse in America Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Political Compromises and the Coup Attempt Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Genre of “Republicans Shocked That The Republican Party is Full of Republicans” Continues To Pay Very Well driftglass, at his blog

“Fuck Those Dr. Seuss Books” and Other Proper Responses to the Fake “Cancel Culture” Bullshit The Rude Pundit, at his blog


If Trump Econ Loon Peter Navarro Was Ever Right About Something, We Have Yet To Discover It Liz Dye, Wonkette

Manhattan DA Getting Closer And Closer To Trump, Like Chompy ‘Jaws’ Shark! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Shiny Normal Thing! Actual Educator Miquel Cardona Confirmed As Education Secretary Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Biden Says Deported Parents Of Separated Kids Can Come Back, Does Not SEEM To Be A Trap Doktor Zoom, Wonkette