The Breakfast Club (Hear My Voice)

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 Chernobyl nuclear accident; John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln’s assassin, killed; Guernica bombed in the Spanish Civil War; Vermont enacts same-sex civil unions; TV star Lucille Ball dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

They hear it come out, but they don’t know how it got there. They don’t understand that’s life’s way of talking. You don’t sing to feel better. You sing ’cause that’s a way of understanding life.

Ma Rainey

Breakfast News

US News

Michigan became hotspot as variants rose and vigilance fell

NH hosts mass vaccine site; MA awards business relief funds

Airline bans Alaska state senator for violating mask rules

Schumer urges restaurant owners to apply for relief program

Judge tosses suit that sought to block transgender athletes

6 killed, 10 hurt in fiery van crash on Georgia interstate

Analysis: Watchdog gives bleak report on Mississippi prisons

Police investigating hate messages at Fargo-Moorhead mosque

Drone operators challenge surveyors’ turf in mapping dispute

US Politics

Harris to tell UN body it’s time to prep for next pandemic

More action, less talk, distinguish Biden’s 100-day sprint

Washington Legislature set to adjourn 105-day session

Analysis: Tax overhaul gains momentum, but what approach?

Less ice on Maine lakes could impact water quality, fish

International News

The Latest: Biden says US set on helping India with pandemic

Virus ‘swallowing’ people in India; crematoriums overwhelmed

Death toll in fire at Iraqi COVID-19 hospital surpasses 80

New UK aircraft carrier to set sail for Asia next month

Chad military council: No talks with rebels who killed Deby

OAS rights group: ‘Critical’ levels of impunity in Mexico

Gunfire erupts in Somali capital amid president’s standoff

Turkmenistan observes new holiday honoring the Alabay dog

Out of the cave: French isolation study ends after 40 days


Kim Mulkey leaves Baylor, takes over as LSU coach

Bumgarner pitches 7-inning no-hitter, Arizona sweeps Braves

Ohtani’s HR helps Angels end skid with 4-2 win over Astros

Reyes hits three-run homer, Indians beat Yankees 7-3

Walker gets 1st win for Mets, who take 2 of 3 from Nationals

Oakland’s 13-game winning streak ends, Orioles romp 8-1

Durant scores 33 points in return, Nets beat Suns 128-119

Zibanejad’s hat trick carries Rangers past Sabres 6-3

Chicharito’s hat trick propels Galaxy past Red Bulls 3-2

Jarry, Guentzel lead Penguins past Bruins, 1 -0

Keselowski claims 6th win at Talladega with overtime pass

Herta takes St. Pete, ties father on IndyCar win list with 4

Aussies Leishman and Smith win Zurich Classic in a playoff

Man City beats Tottenham 1-0 to win 4th straight League Cup

Breakfast Blogs

The Real Republican Argument Against D.C. Having Senate Seats Is That They Can’t Compete for Them Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Soft-Handed Academic Dudes and Minimum Wage Fast Food: What Could Go Wrong? Rayne, emptywheel

Sidney Powell’s Lawyers Say Dominion Defamation Defense is ‘No Admission’ that ‘Kraken’ Case Was ‘False or Non-Believable’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

When does it make sense to start bribing people to get the COVID vaccines? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why Haaland Matters Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Help India vaccinate Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Brief History of David Brooks drifrtglass, at his blog

Brooks Is Getting Even Worse Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


DOJ Investigating Minneapolis Police, Derek Chauvin, Otherwise Doing Their Job Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

In The Marvel Universe, A Black Man Can Still Change The World With A Good Speech Stephen Robinosn, Wonkette

Biden Becomes First US President To Say The Armenian Genocide Happened, Which It Obviously Did Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette