The Breakfast Club (Walls)

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

Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public; U.N. Tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic; the British Navy sinks Nazi Germany’s battleship Bismarck; Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Las Vegas schools drop mask rule for vaccinated

Clark County School District adjusts mask guidelines

In NY, vaccinated teens can enter raffle for free college

Indiana attorney general attacks IU’s COVID-19 vaccine order

Colorado children hospital declares mental health emergency

Texas missing chance to avert deadly blackouts, experts say

Forecast: 40% chance Earth to be hotter than Paris goal soon

At least 2 Exxon board members lose seats in climate fight

PG&E to ante up $150M for botched outages, recent wildfires

Ford: Electric vehicles to be 40% of global sales by 2030

New wolf killing laws trigger push to revive US protections

Car-free San Francisco streets: Residents debate reopening

Family of boy killed by officer plans home for at-risk teens

Howard names College of Fine Arts for Chadwick Boseman

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano stops erupting after months of lava

US Politics

Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

Many wait uneasily as Biden unwinds key Trump asylum policy

AP source: Biden picks LA mayor, envoy for ambassador posts

Colorado bill would give free contraceptives to immigrants

Environmentalists want NC governor to halt pellet plants

International News

Vaccine inequality in India sends many falling through gaps

Australian children lose bid to block coal mine expansion

Ambassador denied access to trial of Australian in China

Mali’s transitional president resigns while in detention


Ward’s 3-run homer, 5 RBIs lead Angels over Rangers 9-8

Margot hits RBI single in 10th, Rays beat Royals 2-1

Trevor Williams pitches Cubs past Pirates 4-1

Goodrum doubles, scores in 8th as Tigers beat Indians 1-0

Edman hits 2 HRs, Cards beat White Sox 4-0 to avoid sweep

Rose, Randle rally Knicks past Hawks to tie series at 1-1

Ole Miss overwhelms Oklahoma State to claim NCAA title

West Virginia transgender athlete law challenged in court

Wyoming plans return to full capacity for football season

Breakfast Blogs

Senator Professor Warren Took Jamie Dimon to the Woodshed Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

RICO Comes to the January 6 Investigation — But Not the Way You Think emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What’s next? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It’s people with vaccinations, see? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

DC Court Says Recordings Of Capitol Rioters Must Be Made Public, But Only On A Case-By-Case Basis Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Babies & Bathwater: WSJ OpEd Suggests Banning Cryptocurrency Entirely To Stop Ransomware Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Mueller enabled Barr Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What follows from the fact that the unchallenged leader of one of the USA’s two major political parties is a criminal sociopath? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 852 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Republicans Are the Extremists, and They Want to Blow Up the Joint The Rude Pundits, at his blog

Zek Your Privilege Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Jesus, Pennsylvania Republicans, What Freaking Year Is This Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Congratulations, Kristen Clarke! May Your Every Day At DOJ Make Tucker Carlson’s Ass Itch. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Convenes Grand Jury To Chitchat About President Crime Spree Liz Dye, Wonkette

GOP Cowards Just Wetting Their Beds Daily In Fear Of Their Unhinged Voters Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Politico Science Experiments: Will This GOP Lie Work? What If We Help It Along, Will It Work Then? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette