The Breakfast Club (Play The Game)

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

Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When 25 percent of the population believe the President should be impeached and 51 percent of the population believe in UFOs, you may or may not need a new President, but you definitely need a new population.

Harry Reasoner

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Vaccines to be made available at Alaska airports

US setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variants

Amid hesitancy, Louisiana gets creative in vaccine outreach

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

State’s own expert told grand jury police didn’t kill Prude

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Coast Guard: 2 more capsize victims recovered off Louisiana

Colorado lawmaker: Slavery policy didn’t impugn humanity

Massachusetts looks to bar Robinhood in state; company sues

Celebrities make a stand for COVID vaccines on TV special

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

US Politics

Biden’s appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

Federal officials reverse limits on fetal tissue research

Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot

Ceremony heralds opening of WWI Memorial in Washington

International News

Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Biden actions

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Philip’s ‘fortitude and faith’ to be remembered at funeral


LSU reeling from ongoing reviews of sexual misconduct cases

Jimmy Rollins reflects on decline of Black players in MLB

Dodgers star Bellinger has hairline fracture in left leg

Padres activate Tatis ahead of big series against Dodgers

Minus injured Mitchell, Jazz rally to beat Pacers 119-111

Steelers players 10th group skipping in-person workouts

Breakfast Blogs

I’m So Goddamn Tired of the Guns Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Avril Haines Committed to Reviewing Past Redactions of Intelligence on Russia’s Support for Trump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Russian Bounties On US Soldiers Stuff Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Electroshock for expired plates? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Untruth is marching on Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Steven Biss Loses Yet Again; Judges Still Resist Sanctions Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Judge Orders ‘Bullhorn Lady’ to Explain Why She Shouldn’t Be Jailed for Mocking Court Order by Wearing Hole-Filled Mask in Public Matt Naham, Law & Crime

SCOTUS Set to Hear Oral Arguments in CARES Act and Immigration Cases Handed Down from Trump to Biden Administration — What to Know Elura Nanos, Esquire Politics

Three Accused U.S. Capitol Rioters Indicted for Assaulting Metropolitan Police Office Michael Fanone and Stealing His Badge Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Should people be thrown in jail for being good parents? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Humanities and Medicine in the Age of COVID Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why Is Michael Steele? driftglass, at his blog

Centrist Escapism Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Derek Chauvin Is Guilty Because He Killed George Floyd, Not Because He Took The Fifth Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

And A Little Trans Girl Shall Lead Them Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Why Won’t Biden Negotiate With GOP Moderates’ Infrastructure Offer Of $8, Bag Of Dogsh*t? Liz Dye, Wonkette

James O’Keefe’s Dildo Lube Boat Will Tweet No More Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had No Gun In His Hand, Got Killed By Chicago Police Anyway Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette