The Breakfast Club (The Truth Is Never Far Behind)

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

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first to scale Mt. Everest’s peak; President John F. Kennedy born; Patrick Henry gives his “If this be treason” speech on his birthday; Comedian Bob Hope born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

Patrick Henry

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: CDC loosens mask guidance for summer campers

Minnesota breweries, distillers offer vaccination incentives

Travel numbers climb as Americans hit the road for holiday

Cherokee Nation approves $2,000 payments to its citizens

Gov. Kemp’s order on school masks falls short of mandate ban

At century mark, Tulsa Race Massacre’s wounds still unhealed

CEO pay rises to $12.7M even as pandemic ravages economy

Female CEOs saw ranks dwindle in 2020; median pay fell 2%

Louisiana governor seeks disaster order for flooding

3 officers plead not guilty in Black man’s restraint death

11 Texas sheriff workers fired, 6 suspended in inmate death

SEC says group illegally raised $2B in crypto offering

Postal Service looks to raise first-class stamp to 58 cents

Illegal piranha found in Louisiana State University lake

Woman arrested at US border with sloth, crocodile parts

Airport changes name after years of fighting over ‘Orlando’

High waves wash out Chicago beaches as Lake Michigan reopens

NASA releases stunning new pic of Milky Way’s ‘downtown’

US Politics

Biden’s $6T budget: Social spending, taxes on business

Biden marks vaccine progress, thanks troops ahead of holiday

GOP blocks Capitol riot probe, displaying loyalty to Trump

Pressure for Senate rules change after GOP blocks 1/6 probe

US court revives lawsuit against private prison in Nevada

New Mexico’s child welfare agency seeks tech, culture change

Maine delegation to lobby for extra ship removed from budget

Alaska official backs key approval for proposed gold mine

Maryland’s governor vetoes more than a dozen measures

Breyer ‘basically optimistic’ about US despite polarization

International News

South Africa starts jabs for elderly as virus surge looms

Japan extends virus emergency with safe Olympics at stake

Australia says citizen is in arbitrary detention in China


Tokyo Olympics looking more and more like fan-free event

16 of 30 MLB teams reach 85% vaccinations, relax protocols

Bote homers, Alzolay dodges jams as Cubs beat Reds 1-0

Rain wipes out Rockies-Pirates; split doubleheader Saturday

Yankees activate Stanton before game at Detroit

Scolaro’s bases-loaded strikeout seals Florida State’s win

K-State reaches Big 12 semifinals after win over Texas Tech

Dixon paces Carb Day as Team Penske finally shows speed

Japan routs Myanmar 10-0 to advance to 3rd round

Breakfast Blogs

Thanks, Dad, For Helping to Save the Whole Damn Thing Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Jeffrey Rosen Separated the Investigation that Could Turn Rudy Into a Russian Agent from the Rudy Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Today In Revolutionary Warfare: Senator McConnell Blocks An Independent 6 January Commission Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Emperor Joe Manchin gets schooled digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Going To Hell In a Handbasket tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Tyranny of the minority Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Citizen Continues Its Push To Become Cops-For-Hire By Leaking Sensitive Data… Twice Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Fact Check: Yes, Fact Checking Is Totally Protected By The 1st Amendment Mike Masnick, Techdirt

This Is the Jan. 6 ‘Domestic Terrorist Attack’ Bill Senate Republicans Refused to Pass Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘2 If By Sea’: Oath Keepers Messages Shed New Light on Alleged Plot to Storm D.C. With Guns by Way of Potomac Adam Klafeld, Law & Crime

Fucking cost-benefit analysis, how does it work? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Insurrection commission blocked by 35 of 100 senators Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Tom Nichols and the New Now Generation driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Gaetz’s Rebellion Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


January 6 Commission Filibustered To Death, Manchin ‘Distressed’ Karoli Kuns, Crooks and Liars

Joe Biden Has A Budget, And It’s DELICIOUS. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Biden Planning Infrastructure Week *For Real* Liz Dye, Wonkette

Did … Did Matt Gaetz Just Say We Should Use The Second Amendment On Silicon Valley? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Biden All, No, It’s Cool, Making Enough To Live On Is Good Actually! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette