The Breakfast Club (Deeply Flawed)

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

Actress Marilyn Monroe dies; Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal; ‘American Bandstand’ debuts on network TV; Actors Richard Burton and Alec Guinness die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We’ve got a deeply flawed political system with an insane overreaching extremist element, with a Supreme Court that is completely loony.

Lizz Winstead

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Florida governor holds to anti-lockdown stance

Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job

Birmingham hospitals: Most COVID patients are unvaccinated

Microsoft to require US employees to be fully vaccinated

Phoenix school district says suit over mask mandate is moot

Penn State University requires masking at all campuses

Quarter of active virus cases in Shelby County in kids

Sturgis bike rally revs back bigger, despite virus variant

California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

Facebook shuts out NYU academics’ research on political ads

Forecasters: Hurricane season to be busier than 1st thought

Hot, gusty weather could mean explosive fire growth in West

Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ larger than average this year

Obama curtails 60th birthday bash after delta variant surge

Fire destroys cabin of New Hampshire man forced out of woods

Sheriff cites ‘misinformation’ about Lake Tahoe bear killing

Woman bought $1M lottery ticket after flight was canceled

US Politics

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

Majority of NY Assembly would oust Cuomo if he doesn’t quit

Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

Biden’s new evictions moratorium faces legality doubts

California Republicans clash in 1st debate in Newsom recall

International News

Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium

Macao orders closure of entertainment venues, mass testing

Mexico sues US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll

Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

Greek fires force beach rescue, approach Olympics birthplace

This year’s summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places

Iranians fear new bill will restrict internet even further

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast


Olympic Latest: Organizers sorry for country mix-up

Cherry and Norman face off in 400-meter final at Tokyo Games

Track records keep falling in fast Tokyo Games

Another planet: Wellbrock romps to win in swimming marathon

2 swimmers drop out of hot Olympic marathon swimming

Anthony Rizzo homers again, Yankees overpower Orioles 10-3

Olson hits 2-run, walk-off double, A’s beat Padres 5-4 in 10

Springer gets 4 hits, Matz wins as Jays beat Indians 8-6

Rodriguez helps Red Sox top Tigers 4-1, snap 5-game skid

Phillies extend winning streak to 4 with 9-5 win over Nats

Pinch-hit HR by Tellez gives Brewers 4-2 win over Pirates

NCAA recommends routine COVID testing only for unvaccinated

Nadal returns to tour with 3-set win over Sock in Washington

NASCAR to require masks in enclosed areas going forward

Breakfast Blogs

This Jeffrey Clark Development Is Both Depressing and Revelatory Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Leave the Rest to Me and the R Congressmen:” Trump’s Big Lie and the Actual Harm of January 6 Obstruction emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It Can Happen Here Tom Levenson, Balloon Juice

Viktor Orbán has been working with the American right for years digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Just one victory Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Yes, Actually, The 1st Amendment Does Mean That Twitter Can Kick You Off Its Platform, Wall Street Journal Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Man Sues Multiple Social Media Services, Claims Banning His Accounts Violates The Civil Rights Act Tim Cushing, Techdirt

‘One Enormous Conspiracy Theory’: Judge Rips and Sanctions Lawyers Who Used ‘Bad Faith’ Lawsuit to Pin Trump’s Election Loss on Everyone from Facebook to Dominion Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Judge Orders Laura Loomer and Her Company to Pay More Than $120,000 in Attorneys’ Fees Over Lawsuit Against Muslim Rights Group Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Media Organizations Cite Justice Scalia in Bid to ‘Unseal’ Identities of Jurors Who Convicted Derek Chauvin of Murder Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Belated Urgency Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Inside the Law School Scam Redux Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

No Evil Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Billy Long and the Overflowing Outhouse Next Door driftglass, at his blog

Joe Did What? Rent Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Maybe We’re Just Sick of Ignorance and This Time We Can Do Something About It The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Arizona, Tennessee Cancel Culture All The Icky Parts Of US History Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump DOJ Official Jeffrey Clark Wanted Georgia Legislature To Get To Coup-ing, For CONSTITUTION Liz Dye, Wonkette

Offspring Drummer Pretty Fly For An Unvaccinated, Unemployed Guy Evan Hurst, Wonkette

A Servicey Wonkette Guide To Emergency Rental Help Doktor Zoom, Wonkette