The Breakfast Club (Get Out There)

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

Israel and Egypt sign a peace treaty; Bodies of Heaven’s Gate cult members are found in Calif.; The first U.S. team to win hockey’s Stanley Cup; ‘Funny Girl’ opens on Broadway; Singer Diana Ross born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

Diana Ross

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Gov. hopes to up number of Texans getting shots

Michigan sees virus surge, but tighter restrictions unlikely

California to expand vaccine eligibility to anyone over 16

Vaccination race enlists grassroots aides to fight mistrust

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

Tornadoes pummel Alabama, killing at least 5

Texas death toll from February storm, outages surpasses 100

Human errors, mechanical woes caused Marine tank sinking

FDA panel rejects Pfizer’s arthritis drug as too risky

Agency finds that Elon Musk tweet violated federal labor law

Lawyer: Colorado shooting suspect needs mental health review

Are suit jackets oppression? Lawmakers fight own dress codes

Surfer rescues man and dog from choppy Lake Superior

Snowboarders escaped monster avalanche, but not the law

US Politics

Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agenda

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs GOP election bill amid an outcry

In shift, oil industry group backs federal price on carbon

Biden not ruling out chance US stays longer in Afghanistan

For media, Biden news conference notable for what’s missing

Voting rights, hate crimes on Senate’s ‘big, bold’ agenda

International News

Mexico tops 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, but real toll is higher

EU leaders grapple with surge of infections, vaccine issues

Romania OKs holding Easter celebrations despite virus surge

Hundreds arrested in Belarus ‘Freedom Day’ protest

Final vote results show major setback for Israel’s Netanyahu

Israeli elections: A look at the final, deadlocked results

Russia opposition leader Navalny’s health worsens in prison


Few Black women coaches lead Power Five basketball programs

Familiar faces joined by a few new ones in women’s Sweet 16

Transfers boost Sampson’s Cougars, others into NCAA Sweet 16

Michigan, Villanova push past key injuries in Sweet 16 run

NASCAR to play in the dirt for the first time since 1970

Breakfast Blogs

The January 6 Prosecutions Will Put the Entire System on Trial Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Priorities digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Who walks around with this? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Utah Governor Vetoes Ridiculous Unconstitutional Content Moderation Bill; Makes His Brother-in-Law Sad Mike Masnick, Tecdirt

Recordings, Transcripts Show Police, Prosecutors Lied To A Grand Jury To Bring Gang Charges Against BLM Protesters Tim Cushing, Techdirt

ACLU’s Family Separation Lawyer Threatens White House With ‘Litigation’ After Biden Says Immigrants ‘Should All Be Going Back’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Former Public Defender and Civil Rights Attorney Poised to Replace Judge Emmet Sullivan on D.C. District Court Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Neil Gorsuch Couldn’t Stop Complaining About the Rest of the Justices Today Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Jacob Blake Sues Kenosha Cop Who Shot Him Seven Times and ‘Severed’ His Spinal Column Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Is democratic representation worth making Republicans mad? An inquiry of the greatest seriousity Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Will the Biden Administration Take Environmental Justice Seriously? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: 10 Years After driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Twitter Wars Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Republicans Need to Feel Way More Heat for Their Opposition to New Gun Laws The Rude Pundit, at his blog


MN Supreme Court: It’s Not Rape If Unconscious Woman Drank Voluntarily Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Biden Names Kamala Harris President Of Immigration Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Severely Conservative Judge Giveth Olde-Timye Historye Lesson, Ruleth Hawai’i May Kicketh NRA In Ballocks Liz Dye, Wonkette

First Openly Trans Nominee Confirmed By Senate, F*ck Youuuuuuuu Rand Paul! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Marjorie Taylor Greene Pals Around With Insurrectionists, Allegedly! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette