The Breakfast Club (Being Wrong)

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

Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. killed in World War II; N.J. Gov. McGreevey to resign after declaring he’s gay; Russian sub Kursk explodes; Director Cecil B. DeMille born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.

George Soros

Breakfast News

US News

CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy as delta surges

Overwhelmed by COVID-19: A day inside a Louisiana hospital

Navajo Nation reports 49 new cases as COVID-19 spreads again

Puerto Rico requires vaccinations in food, drink sector

Schools fight back against GOP governors, defy bans on masks

California requires vaccines, tests for teachers and staff

ASU requires masks; GOP lawmakers slam K-12 schools that do

Defiance of Texas ban on mask mandates continues to grow

Huge California fire grows; Montana blaze threatens towns

California justices won’t limit governor’s emergency powers By DON THOMPSONan hour ago

Severe drought devastates Washington state’s wheat crop

Judge orders release of funds in Alaska energy program case

Heat wave hits Northwest, sending people to cooling centers

US Politics

Biden’s complicated new task: keeping Democrats together

Hochul: NY gov’s office won’t be toxic workplace on my watch

Top Dem sees tough pathway for $3.5T social, climate plans

Senate panel interviews former US attorney in Trump probe

YouTube suspends Rand Paul after misleading video on masks

Judge: House entitled to some of Trump’s financial records

NC House gives initial approval to budget bill

Warrants served to Texas Democrats, but holdout continues

NAACP: Justice must probe arrest threats against Texas Dems

International News

US keeping distance as Afghan forces face Taliban rout

Belarus denies entry to US ambassador, cuts US Embassy staff

Italy swelters as Spain, Portugal brace for coming heat wave

Polish lawmakers pass bill seen as limiting media freedom


Field of Dreams: Inspired by 1989 film, MLB makes Iowa debut

Giants have fans at MetLife for first time since end of 2019

Alonso, Mets rally past Nationals 8-7 in suspended game

Yankees beats Royals for 12th straight series win against KC

Díaz has 3 hits, 3 RBIs in Astros’ 5-3 win over Rockies

Brinson, Alcantara lead Marlins to 7-0 win over Padres

Breakfast Blogs

The Senate’s Burlesque Antics Have Lost Their Charm Chalrles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Rebellion Rorschach: The Many Faces of the January 6 Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

McConnell’s game plan digby aka Heahter Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Is this a private fight? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullablaoo

Brooklyn DA Releases 10,000 Police Misconduct Records To Gothamist, Exposing Cops Prosecutors Don’t Want In Their Courtrooms Tim Cushing. Techdirt

Bad Faith Politicians Are Using Social Media Suspension To Boost Their Own Profiles Mike Masnick, Techdirt

v Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Grants House Democrats Access to Trump’s Tax Records from First Two Years in Office Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The Politics of Bad Faith Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The American right wing’s COVID insanity Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 897 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Don’t Worry Andrew Sullivan Fans, You Can’t Miss Him Because He’s Everywhere Now driftglass, at his blog

New York Note: Excelsior Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Now Abbott, DeSantis, and Other COVID Accomplice Governors Need to Resign The Rude Pundit, at his blog

WE NEED RAGE, TOO Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Jacobin Writer Demands Barack Obama Cut Out All That Black President Magic Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Mike Lindell’s Cyber Fraud Hootenanny Going Exactly As Well As Anticipated Liz Dye, Wonkette

Texas Judges Sign ‘Eff Greg Abbott’ Orders, Allow Mask Mandates In Dallas, San Antonio Doktor Zoom, Wonkette