The Breakfast Club (Key To Understanding)

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

Philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli born; The U.S. Supreme Court rules racial covenants in real estate are unenforceable; Joe DiMaggio makes his baseball debut; Singers Pete Seeger and James Brown born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.

Pete Seeger

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Colo. governor extends statewide mask mandate

NJ governor vows ‘major’ announcement on virus restrictions

Iowa turns down 71% of available vaccines on weak demand

Employers, insurers push to make virtual visits regular care

3 killed, 27 hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego

Police fatally shoot gunman who killed 2 at Wisconsin casino

Bystander rescues child from Maryland bay after 4-car crash

Tick populations on the rise in Connecticut

Boy unhurt after taking ride on airport conveyor belt system

US Politics

Lubbock votes to ban abortion, setting up likely legal fight

Yellen: Biden’s phased-in spending plan won’t fuel inflation

US general: Afghan forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes’

House runoff in Texas set between GOP’s Wright, Ellzey

Adviser suggests Biden still wears mask outside out of habit

International News

US to launch trade talks on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Indian court urges government action as hospitals cry help

Indian leader’s party takes electoral hit amid virus surge

US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down

US expresses concern over El Salvador vote to remove judges

NKorea warns US of ‘very grave situation’ over Biden speech

Bullfighting back in Madrid as heated election campaign ends

High jinx: New Portuguese bridge not for the faint-hearted


Tokyo Games need 500 nurses; nurses say needs are elsewhere

Alonso, Mets top Phillies 8-7 after replay reversal

Pollock 8 RBIs, Beaty 7 RBIs, each slam as Dodgers bop Brews

Scherzer leads Nats over Miami, heads to join wife for birth

Randle scores 31 points as Knicks rout Rockets 122-97

Antetokounmpo scores 49 points as Bucks beat Nets 117-114

Also-ran Kings beat contending Mavs 111-99 to finish sweep

Busch celebrates birthday with win at Kansas Speedway

Baffert mulling Medina Spirit’s next step after Derby win

Man United fans storm stadium, force game to be called off

Lewis Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win F1 Portuguese Grand Prix

Breakfast Blogs

Ron Johnson’s Mind Is Full of Spiders, and Not the Brightest Species, Either Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Crossroads of Insurrection: The Senate Chamber Insurrection Defendants emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The worst vote suppression law of all digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Breaking the spell Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

First responders put other people at risk by refusing to take the vaccine Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 840 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Joe Did What? Not Deficit Hawkery. Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names