The Breakfast Club (Don’t Think Twice)

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

Allied troops begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France; President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial ends with his acquittal; Actor John Wayne born; Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie marry.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Listen, you ignorant hillbillies, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s dead. They’re dead, they’re dead, they’re dead. The South’s not risin’ again. The slaves have been emancipated.

Bobcat Goldthwait

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Hawaii drops mask mandate for people outdoors

Navajo Nation reports 6 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death

Michigan Senate: No COVID-19 vaccine mandate for minors

COVID vaccinations offered aboard Washington ferries

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12

In NYC’s furthest flung neighborhood, vaccine a tough sell

Schools try pep-rally tactics to get students vaccinated

100 years after Tulsa Race Massacre, the damage remains

US got ex-Ukrainian officials’ data in Giuliani probe

La. governor criticizes police in deadly arrest of Black man

California and US agree to allow big offshore wind farms

Woman charged with assaulting Southwest flight attendant

Ankle monitor leads police to suspect in hit-and-run crash

Climber in critical condition after fall on Denali mountain

Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee to tackle holiday safety

US Politics

New grand jury seated for next stage of Trump investigation

Senators try to salvage legislation on Jan. 6 commission

GOP senators ready $1T infrastructure counteroffer to Biden

Face to face: June summit for Biden, Putin as tensions rise

New head of largest state worker union won’t back Newsom

Top California rail official out in another project shakeup

Law lifts SAT, ACT requirement at public Colorado colleges

It’s not just Arizona: Push to review 2020 ballots spreads

Arizona budget that slashes taxes advancing amid opposition

GOP leaders condemn Greene over Holocaust comments

International News

UN official: Conflicts make controlling COVID more difficult

Withdrawal of pandemic welfare fuels poverty in Brazil

Dictator or ‘Dad’? Belarus leader suppresses all dissent

Mexico: Builders bulldozing outskirts of Teotihuacan ruins

1.1 million evacuated before cyclone hits India’s east coast

US cuts Mexico’s aviation safety rating, curbing new flights

UN council meets in person for first time since December

Religious artifacts returned to Thailand after decades


Joe West breaks umpiring record with 5,376th game

Mets get successful return from deGrom, beat Rockies 3-1

Matz excels in NY return, Kluber hurt, Jays top Yanks 6-2

Pederson’s 2 homers, Arrieta lead Cubs over Pirates 4-3

Sandoval has 3 hits in return to Boston, Braves win 3-1

Suarez homers in leadoff debut, Reds down Nationals 2-1

Rays’ 11-game streak halted by Royals, 2-1

Velasquez sharp, Hoskins homers, Phillies blank Marlins 2-0

Musgrove sharp, Padres steal 6 bases in 7-1 win over Brewers

Civale dominates Tigers again in 4-1 Cleveland victory

Scott’s walk-off walk helps WVU rally, beat Kansas 8-7

Brooklyn routs Boston 130-108 for 2-0 lead in playoff series

New York Liberty off to fast start, win 5 of first 6 games

Hayes, Williams lead Dream to 90-83 win over Sky

Canadiens beat Toronto 4-0 for 3-1 lead in playoff series

Ole Miss reaches NCAA women’s final against Oklahoma State

Major Japan newspaper Asahi calls for Olympic cancellation

Breakfast Blogs

I Can Understand Why the Cyber Ninjas’ IT Guys Ran for the Hills Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Frankenstein’s OLC: DOJ Says DOJ Can’t Do What DOJ Did in the Barr Memo emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Qongresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Puts Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy In His Place Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

A living wage? What a concept digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

When the Stakes Are This High, “Better Late Than Never” Really Isn’t tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Next stop Belarus Tom Sullivan, Digby Hullabaloo

Police In India Raid Twitter Offices After Twitter Labeled A Tweet By A Government Official As ‘Manipulated Media’ Mike MasnicK, Techdirt

Biden Cuts $35 Billion From New Broadband Plan To Appease The GOP Karl Bode, Techdirt

Another Journalist Informed Trump DOJ Otained Their Phone And Email Records Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Manhattan DA Convened Grand Jury Over Whether to Indict Former President Trump, Others: Report Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

ACLU Sues Arkansas Over Law Banning Gender-Affirming Health Care for Transgender Youths Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

After democracy dies Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Democratic elections as iterated prisoners dilemmas Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Knock on Every Door driftglass, at his blog

Not Quite a Smoking Gun Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


One Million Moms Scared Kids Are Gonna Buy Sex Dolls For Father’s Day On Etsy Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Guy Who Thinks GOP Sucks So Bad Must Not Have Met It Working For Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Bush Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Biden DOJ Keeping Trump DOJ’s Secrets? Awesome. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Newsom, Biden, Push Weird ‘Disaster Preparedness’ Agendas Instead Of Just Hoping For Best Doktor Zoom, Wonkette