The Breakfast Club (Powerful Spirits)

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

President Ronald Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt; The U.S. reaches a deal with Russia to buy Alaska Territory; Actor James Cagney dies; Musician Eric Clapton born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Children are resilient and strong with powerful spirits.

Rhea Perlman

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Trump blasts Fauci and Birx as ‘self-promoters’

More than a dozen states to open vaccines to all adults

COVID vaccine found highly effective in real-world US study

Ban on renter evictions during COVID-19 pandemic is extended

Biden, CDC director warn of virus rebound if nation lets up

Georgia’s new GOP election law draws criticism, lawsuits

Judge orders 3 to trial in plot to kidnap Michigan governor

New Mexico sues US over proposed nuclear waste storage plans

Amazon faces biggest union push in its history

US Politics

Biden wants infrastructure package approved over summer

Biden boosts offshore wind energy, wants to power 10M homes

International News

Canada pauses AstraZeneca vaccine for under 55

Trash scavengers who help keep cities clean plea for vaccine

Suez Canal reopens after stuck cargo ship is freed

Guatemala declares emergency measures as new caravan rumored

Paris court convicts, fines pharma firm for deadly diet pill

N. Korea calls South’s leader ‘a parrot raised by America’


UConn reaches 13th straight Final Four, beating Baylor 69-67

Houston tops Oregon State, reaches 1st Final Four since ’84

MLB to relax virus protocols when 85% on field vaccinated

Olympic failures show structural issues for US Soccer, MLS

Logano takes the checkered flag in a haze of Bristol dirt

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Hard to Top This as a Case Study in Plutocratic Contempt for Popular Democracy Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

It’s not just about the water digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Democracy vs. “democracy” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Months After LAPD Officers Attacked A Journalist, Prosecutors Are Trying To Charge The Journalist For Failing To Disperse Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Justice Breyer Turned to ‘Ishkabibble’ Hypothetical as SCOTUS Considered Whether Goldman Sachs Should Be on the Hook for Lying About Subprime Mortgages Law & Crime

Supreme Court Will Hear Whether Kentucky Attorney General Can Mount Last-Ditch Bid to Revive Near-Ban on Abortion Procedure Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Supreme Court Rejects Judicial Watch’s Final Attempt to Depose Hillary Clinton About Her Emails Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

John Roberts Attacks the Antiquities Act Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The ethics of vaccine line jumping Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Chief Trump Immigration Nazi Starts ACLU, The MAGA Version Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

If It’s Sunday, Chuck Todd Is Still So Bad At This Michael Mora, Wonkette

May All Our Shoes Be Satan Shoes Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Michigan GOP Chair Says Burn The Witches About Gretchen Whitmer And Others, He Seems Nice Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Parler Snowflakes Melt Into Rage Puddles After Site Narcs Them Out To Deep State FBI Liz Dye, Wonkette

Wingnuts Outraged: There Is A Black Muppet Meteorologist And His Kid At The End Of This Book! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette