The Breakfast Club (It’s All Right)

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

Rioting hits Los Angeles after four white officers are acquitted of most charges in beating of Rodney King; Dachau concentration camp liberated; Jerry Seinfeld born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Michael Collins (October 31, 1930 – April 28, 2021)

I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.

Michael Collins

Breakfast News

US News

Biden’s declaration: America’s democracy ‘is rising anew’

Feds raid Giuliani’s home, office, escalating criminal probe

US indicts 3 on hate crime charges in death of Ahmaud Arbery

Judge won’t release videos of deputies shooting Black man

Body cam video released after Chicago police shoot and kill man they say had a gun during foot chase

Deadly California arrest carries echoes of George Floyd case

Brendan Hunt found guilty of threatening to assault or murder members of Congress

Georgia sheriff allegedly ordered his employees to use excessive force against detainees, federal indictment says

Truckers fall under California gig economy law, court says

State weighs pause in 3rd grade promotion reading test

Louisville officer shot in Breonna Taylor raid retiring

Couple indicted after man was killed, decapitated

Suspect faces numerous charges after alleged killing of Delaware police officer and assault of elderly couple

Three more Colorado officers placed on administrative leave after violent arrest of 73-year-old woman

Standoff continues after one deputy killed and one wounded in North Carolina

Colorado’s main public universities requiring vaccinations

114-year-old Nebraska woman becomes oldest living American

US Politics

Biden speech takeaways: Government is good, and so are jobs

Harris, Pelosi make history seated behind Biden at speech

Florida House passes controversial voting bill that would add new restrictions

Connecticut ends its state religious vaccine exemption

Some Californians can’t get vaccine despite surge in supply

Idaho governor signs ‘nondiscrimination’ education bill

US government taking creative steps to counter cyberthreats

Supreme Court grapples with First Amendment rights of schoolchildren in cheerleader case

Samantha Power confirmed to lead US Agency for International Development

Senate confirms Biden pick for Pentagon’s undersecretary for policy

Cuomo asks NY attorney general to review legal options after state loses House seat in census count

International News

The Latest: Philippines extends virus lockdown to mid-May

India grieves 200,000 dead with many more probably uncounted

US Navy fires warning shots in new tense encounter with Iran

Reports: Myanmar airstrikes target ethnic forces on 2 fronts

Police: 4 people killed in German hospital, woman detained

EU lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade treaty

China launches main part of its 1st permanent space station


West Virginia governor signs anti-trans sports bill into law

Germán’s 2nd straight win, Frazier’s 1st homer lifts Yanks

Vázquez helps Red Sox beat deGrom, slumping Mets 1-0

Welcome to NY: Lindor slumping, drawing boos from Mets fans

Phillies’ Bryce Harper hit by pitch in face, “feels good”

Plate ump Layne hit in mask by foul ball, leaves game

Randle, Knicks beat Bulls 113-94 for 10th win in 11 games

Spoelstra gets win No. 600, Heat top Spurs 116-111

Kiley Neushul’s retirement leaves hole on US water polo team

Breakfast Blogs

The Cyber Ninjas Have Nowhere to Hide Now Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politiics

FISC Suspects John Ratcliffe of Relaxing Rules for Unmasking of FISA Material emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Liz Cheney 2024? Let’s hope not digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

2% of 350,000 tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cultural muscle memory Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Tend to Your Garden, or Brave the Storm? wlp22, The Confluence

Senator Marco Rubio: Speech I Disagree With Is Pollution Mike Masnick, Techdirt

US Department Of Education Now Investigating Florida Sheriff’s Student ‘Pre-Crime’ Program Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Justices Skeptical of Biden Admin and Natural Gas Pipeline Company’s Arguments in Favor of Eminent Domain for Big Business Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Things Got Weird During Supreme Court Oral Arguments Over a Cheerleader’s F-Bombs on Snapchat Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Legal Experts Say DOJ Likely Had ‘Significant Evidence’ to Execute Search Warrant on Giuliani: He’s ‘in Deep, Deep S**t’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Little Marco positions himself as Josh Hawley with 10% less smarm Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sing Michael sing Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Need for a Reinvigorated Workplace Safety Regime Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump Didn’t Kill The Tea Party driftglass, at his blog

Refresher Course Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Supreme Court Looks Ready To Ditch ALL Gun Laws, Won’t That Be Fun? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Hero Colorado Cops Share Laughs Over Video Of Them Beating Up 73-Year-Old Woman Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

We Assume NRA’s Wayne LaPierre And Wife Killed These Elephants For Self-Defense, To Save Country From Tyranny Liz Dye, Wonkette

Put Down Your Chram, Rudy, The FBI’s At The Door! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Louisiana State Rep: Slavery Wasn’t ‘Good,’ But Should Schools Be So Negative About It? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette