The Breakfast Club (Change Or Be Changed)

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

Allies celebrate the end of World War Two; Indians holding the hamlet of Wounded Knee surrender; Coca-Cola invented.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Change or be changed, right? And what we mean by that is that climate change, if we don’t change course, if we don’t change our political and economic system, is going to change everything about our physical world.

Naomi Klein

Breakfast News

US News

Michigan: 54% vaccinated, including residents outside state

Authorities: Fake vaccination cards sold at California bar

GOP lawmaker charged in Oregon Capitol protest has COVID

Connecticut man charged with misusing $2.9 million PPP loan

California agency approves warehouse rule for air quality

Judge nixes reduced Klamath River flows for sucker fish

Yosemite climbers face new obstacle: overnight permits

California leaving: State population declines for first time

NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through planet’s thin air

US Politics

Weak jobs report spurs new arguments over big fed spending

Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

Stefanik’s rise toward leadership job irks conservatives

Washington Post says US secretly obtained reporters’ records

Texas GOP’s voting restriction bill passes House

Interior drops Trump proposal for Arctic offshore drilling

Former acting Defense chief to testify on Jan. 6 response

Kansas lawmakers pass funding hike, school ‘choice’ proposal

Citizen initiatives will be harder to get on Florida ballot

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms not seeking reelection

White House releases Jan. logs of visitors to Biden, aides

International News

India’s disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

Thailand wants to buy more vaccines as surge worsens

Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps

After lull, cases spread in Vietnam’s cities, provinces

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Al-Aqsa mosque; 53 hurt

Deadly police shootout prompts claims of abuse in Brazil

Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record 25th time


Nats use 6-run inning to beat Yankees 11-4

Lindor’s homer lifts Mets after dugout exchange with McNeil

Phillies offense breaks out in 12-2 rout of Morton, Braves

Reds’ Wiley has no-hitter thru 8 innings against Indians

Davies, Pederson lead Cubs over Pirates 3-2, 4th win in row

No, no, no, no: Reds’ Miley throws season’s 4th no-hitter

Hornets top Magic 122-112, inch closer to play-in tournament

Doncic, Mavs cruise past Cavs 110-90 to stay in 5th in West

Embiid strengthens MVP bid, 76ers hold off Pelicans 109-107

Heat move back into 6th in East, top Timberwolves 121-112

Bogdanovic scores career-high 48 points, Jazz beat Nuggets

Suns stay in hunt for NBA’s top record, beat Knicks 128-105

Stars keep playoff hopes alive with 5-2 win over Lightning

Kaprizov scores in OT as Wild beat Ducks 4-3

Truck Series champ Sheldon Creed wins at Darlington

Breakfast Blogs

Everybody’s a Sinner, Except for the Guys Who Write the Checks Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Did John Durham Seize Journalists’ Call Records? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Women Take On The Three Biggest Threats To Our Democracy WaterGirl, Balloon Juice

Elise Stefanik, a Republican woman of her time digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump: Republicans’ albatross Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Who Watches the Poll Watchers? Michael Waldman, Brennan Center for Justice

Private Equity and Hedge Fund Barons Having a Hissy Over Carried Interest Grift Because Biden Isn’t Staying Bought Yves Smith, naked capitalism

Big Telecom Sues New York State For Trying To Bring Cheap Broadband To Poor People Karl Bode, Techdirt

Alabama Cop Posts Bond, Walks Out of Jail After Murder Conviction; Mayor, Police Chief Slam Jury’s Unanimous Guilty Verdict Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Justice Department Proposes Rule Updating ‘Firearm’ Definition and Plugging ‘Ghost Gun Loophole’ Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Dissenting Judge Cites George Floyd While Criticizing Arrest of Mom Locked Up for Recording Her Son’s Arrest Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Appeals Court Slams Judge for Removing Juror in Rep. Corrine Brown Fraud Trial Who Felt Called to Acquit by the ‘Holy Spirit’ Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

The Great Circle Jerk of Life Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Desperate Attempts to Turn the Tide of Bidenism Erik Lomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Long Brutality Keisha N. Blain, The Baffler

Critical Base Theory: Part II driftglass, at his blog

Distrust Doom Loop Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

It’s Not About Liz Cheney, It’s About The Dumpster Fire That Is The GOP Liz Dye, Wonkette

Marjorie Taylor Greene Getting In On ‘LOL! Kevin McCarthy Has BOY ROOMMATE!’ Action Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Jamie Dimon DEMANDS To Know What Congress Will Spend HIS MONEY On, And It Had Best Be Up To Snuff! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

California Wildfire Victim Fund Overhead Would Make Those WALL Grifters Blush! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette