The Breakfast Club (Astounding Belief)

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

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles; The Six-Day War erupts in the Mideast; Birth of the Marshall Plan; First reported AIDS cases in the U.S.; Former President Ronald Reagan dies

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

John Maynard Keynes

Breakfast News

US News

Heart reaction probed as possible rare vaccine link in teens

Hawaii sets vaccine thresholds for lifting travel quarantine

California governor won’t lift virus state of emergency

US businesses struggle to fill jobs even as hiring picks up

Experts look into possible cyberattack at Florida hospitals

Pressure mounts on UNC in Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dispute

NRA drops countersuit, will fight New York AG in state court

Far-right troll charged in Capitol riots avoids house arrest

Arizona authorities make huge fentanyl haul in traffic stop

Legion official resigns over censored Memorial Day speech

FDA approves obesity drug that helped people cut weight 15%

N Carolina student denied diploma for wearing Mexican flag

Walmart to again close its US stores on Thanksgiving Day

US Politics

Biden rebuffs GOP infrastructure offer, citing broader goals

Biden says jobs report bolsters case for government spending

Biden aims to restore species protections weakened by Trump

Bargain hunters pounce as Trump condo prices hit decade lows

Facebook suspends Trump for 2 years, then will reassess

US intel report on UFOs: No evidence of aliens, but …

Putin chafes at US, criticizes response to Capitol attack

FBI subpoenas info on readers of news story on slain agents

Latvian woman charged in US with role in cybercrime group

Democrat says Trump counsel recounted ‘troubling events’

Panel: OR lawmaker accused of harassment must get training

International News

Ex-UK education czar decries “half-hearted″ schools effort

Thousands join Pride parade in conservative Jerusalem

Accident at Mexico coal mine leaves 7 miners trapped

NKorean leader calls for meeting to review battered economy

ASEAN envoys meet Myanmar junta leader to press for dialogue

US calls on Nicaragua to free opposition figure Chamorro


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

Rivalry renewed: Red Sox stop slide in Bronx, beat Yanks 5-2

Greinke 1st CG since ’17, Correa 2 HRs, Astros rout Jays

Rookie Hayes homers to lead Pirates to 9-2 win over Marlins

Peralta nearly throws birthday no-no, Brewers beat D’backs

Luis Castillo pitches Reds to 6-4 victory over Cardinals

Royals score 9 in 1st, rout Twins 14-5 for 5th straight win

McLain’s walk-off lifts ASU over Fairfield in regional, 7-6

Wells has 9 RBIs, Louisiana Tech beats Rider 18-2

Chick’s homer sparks Husker rally in win over Northeastern

No. 4 regional seed USF upsets Gators; slam saves Tennessee

Clippers beat Mavs 104-97, force Game 7 in another road win

Collier hits late free throws, Dream beat Lynx 86-84

Brazil wins World Cup qualifier amid crisis off the pitch

Biles in control once again at US Gymnastics Championships

Breakfast Blogs

J.D. Vance Is Selling Trumpism Without the Crazy—Well, Some of the Crazy Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Barbara Jones’ Special Mastery of Releasing Donald Trump’s Lawyers’ Crime-Fraud Excepted Communications emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Summer of the filibuster digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

24.6 points a harbinger? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Following DC Circuit Ruling In Public Records Case, New Request Demands Senate Intel Committee Reveal Full CIA Torture Report Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Newly-Released Body Cam Footage Shows Louisiana State Troopers Beating A Man To Death Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Officer Assaulted on Jan. 6 Urges Judge to Keep Alleged Attacker in Jail: ‘No More Women Should Have to Fear Injury at His Hands’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crimen

Rudy Giuliani Agrees to Have the Same Special Master That Michael Cohen Did for Attorney-Client Privilege Review Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Skewered for ‘Craptastic’ Lawsuit Against Dominion and Smartmatic That Alleges ‘Ghosts in the Machines’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Nihilistic Bipartisanship Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How to end your corporate law career with just one filing Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Trump Wants A Coup. And He Thinks Two Loser Former GOP Senators Are Comin’ With Him! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Yes, You Still Have Postmaster General Louis DeJoy To Kick Around, And Sadly Might For A While! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joe Biden’s ‘Offer’ To Chop Infrastructure Plan In Half Not As Crazy As It Sounds Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Pope Can’t Get Hired At Facebook, And Ben Domenech Is Real Mad! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette