The Breakfast Club (The Lesson)

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 United States enters World War One; First modern Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; Harry Houdini is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.

Robert Downey, Jr.

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Montana governor tests positive for COVID-19

CDC inquiry sought on HIV outbreak in WVa’s largest county

Vaccine skepticism runs deep among white evangelicals in US

Norwegian Cruises asks CDC to allow trips from US in July

Police chief: Kneeling on Floyd’s neck violated policy

Arkansas governor vetoes transgender youth treatment ban

New Utah law requires dads to pay prenatal child support

Yellen calls for minimum global corporate income tax

High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle

Labor board says Amazon illegally fired outspoken workers

No indication officer in Capitol attack was stabbed, shot

FDA OKs first new ADHD drug in over a decade for children

One of country’s largest sugar maples removed for safety

US Politics

Biden boosted by Senate rules as GOP bucks infrastructure

Faith leaders call for elimination of Senate filibuster

Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

No egg roll again, but Easter Bunny still visits White House

International News

European countries scramble to tamp down latest virus surge

A year after pandemic hit, Haiti awaits vaccines amid apathy

Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests

Putin signs law allowing him 2 more terms as Russia’s leader

Putin calls Argentine leader with COVID despite Sputnik shot

Israel’s Netanyahu in court as parties weigh in on his fate

Hikers scramble as new fissure opens up at Icelandic volcano


Stanford wins championship for all those teams that didn’t

Rangers fill stands with fans, who accept ‘calculated risk’

Scherzer, COVID-depleted Nats finally set to play vs. Braves

Jordan Spieth a winner again heading to Augusta National

Breakfast Blogs

In Florida, Infrastructure Is About Defusing Environmental Time Bombs Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Did the Proud Boys Have Better Lines of Communication about National Guard Reinforcements than the National Guard Did? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A con man from the very beginning digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A World of Secret…Hungers! tristero, Digby’s’ Hullabaloo

It’s “created equal” they can’t stand Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Devin Nunes Loses Yet Another One Of His SLAPP Suits Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Justice Thomas Goes Weird Again; Suggests Twitter Can’t Moderate & Section 230 Violates 1st Amendment Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Appeals Court Extends Qualified Immunity To Cops Who Knew They Were Violating A Photographer’s Rights Tim Cushing, Techdirt

DOJ Relies on Gorsuch’s ‘Bostock’ Opinion in Telling Federal Agencies Title IX Anti-Discrimination Protections Apply to Gay and Transgender Students Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Culture wankers Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

America needs you Harry Truman Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Repeal Work Requirements in Social Programs Erik Loomis. Lawyers, Guns and Money

Republicans Don’t Deserve Democrats’ Bipartisanship The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names