The Breakfast Club (Comfortable)

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

Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast; President Clinton admits relationship with Monica Lewinsky; Gold found in Canada’s Yukon; Robert Fulton’s steamboat ride; Rudolf Hess dies; Actor Robert DeNiro born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If it’s the right chair, it doesn’t take too long to get comfortable in it.

Robert De Niro

Breakfast News

US News

Sources: US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months

Mask disputes, outbreaks make for rocky start of school year

Parents in Atlanta area district plan second rally for masks

Task force recommends face masks for Miami-Dade students

Amid new virus surge, Florida skeptics reconsider vaccines

Some Meriden residents advised to evacuate after acid spill

Fred drenches US Southeast; Grace again a tropical storm

California drought takes toll on world’s top almond producer

Alligator handler recovering after attack, daring rescue

Emaciated bear cub may have lost mom to California wildfire

US Politics

GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

International News

The Latest: European Medicines Agency deciding on third dose

Among France’s poorest, once-lagging vaccine rates jump

New Zealand to enter lockdown after single virus case found

The Latest: Moscow in ‘no rush’ to recognize Taliban gov’t

Taliban announce ‘amnesty,’ urge women to join government

News groups seek to protect journalists in Afghanistan

Tropical storm drenching earthquake-stricken Haiti

Thousands evacuated as fire sweeps through French forests

Lava streams from Indonesia’s Mount Merapi in new eruption


Cole sharp in return from COVID-19, Yanks top Angels 2-1

Chasing Tide: Alabama is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25 again

Fall sports underway against backdrop of rising infections

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Asked How Much Truth the American People Are Prepared to Hear Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Durham Won’t Charge Any of Trump’s Favorite Villains emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Since Americans Have Suddenly Discovered Afghanistan, A Couple Of Items To Keep In Mind As the News Media Frenzy Escalates Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Biden is willing to be that guy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Short memories Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo