The Breakfast Club (Greatest Deception)

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 Titanic sinks off the coast of Newfoundland; President Abraham Lincoln dies; Jackie Robinson becomes first African American player in Major League Baseball; US launches air raid against Libya; Cambodian Communist revolutionary Pol Pot dies; Punk rocker Joey Ramone dies at age 49.


Breakfast Tunes



Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Leonardo da Vinci


Breakfast News


US News

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

Red states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

More COVID state shutdowns unlikely, despite CDC suggestion

Study finds that blocking seats on planes reduces virus risk

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Stinging report raises new questions about Capitol security

Capsized ship off Louisiana: 12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Epic drought means water crisis on Oregon-California border

To retain workers, Walmart moves more of them full time

California Gold Rush town to remove noose from city logo

Tiger sharks eat whale carcass that drifted ashore in Hawaii

Endangered tiger cubs make first public appearances at zoo

After months on lam, slaughterhouse escapee beefalo caught

US Politics

Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

Senate breaks filibuster on Asian-American hate crime bill

House panel poised to advance bill on slavery reparations

Conservatives propose revised sex ed rules in LGBTQ pushback

Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala

International News

Mumbai imposes strict virus restrictions as infections surge

Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end ‘forever war’

Iran’s supreme leader: Vienna offers ‘not worth looking at’

Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

Humanitarian crisis feared in St. Vincent amid eruptions

Queen returns to royal duties after death of Prince Philip


AP sources: NCAA dumps requirement that transfers sit a year

Red Sox beat Twins 7-1 for twinbill sweep, 9th straight win

5 Astros land on injured list because of COVID-19 protocols

Pandemic making NFL draft’s small school gems harder to find

NFL’s revised offseason program includes mandatory minicamp

IndyCar opens season with stacked rookie class chasing Dixon


Breakfast Blogs


Republicans Aren’t Interested in the Civil Rights Division Doing Anything About Civil Rights Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Christopher Quaglin: Illuminating the Gaps in the January 6 Panopticon emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Autopsy Report digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s hullabaloo

When Fascism comes to America Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

I Guess They’re Not All On The Same Side: Cops Brutalize Soldier For [Checks Notes] Leading Them To A Well-Lit Area Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Deconstructing Justice Thomas’ Pro-Censorship Statement Eric Goldman, Techdirt

Sens. Cruz, Hawley & Lee Show How To Take A Good Bill Idea And Make It Blatantly Unconstitutional Mike Masnick. Techdirt

Derek Chauvin Defense Witness Is Being Sued in Another State for Allegedly Covering Up Black Teen’s Death in Police Custody Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Attorneys for Wisconsin Governor Say ‘Kraken’ Attorneys’ Motion to Avoid Sanctions Is ‘Nonsensical’ and ‘Itself Sanctionable by This Court’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

There must always be a Republican hate object Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Preserving the Great Dismal Swamp Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Complacency in Defense of Freedom is no Virtue Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bernie Madoff Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Biden’s Corporate Tax Yastreblyanky, The Rectification of Names


No, $12k Is Not Enough To Make Me Move Back to West Virginia Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Everything’s Bigger In Texas, Including How Much They’d Like To Hurt Trans Kids Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Ohio Will Prosecute Your Doctor For Your Abortion, And Sixth Circuit Says THAT’S GREAT! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Today In Labor History: Lead Smelter Protects Lady Workers By Requiring They Be Sterilized Erik Loomis, Wonkette

Judge Rules Buffalo PD Shouldn’t Have Fired Actual Good Cop Cariol Horne Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Gov. Pete Ricketts Will NOT Suffer The Little Children To Come To Nebraska Doktor Zoom, Wonkette