The Breakfast Club (Life’s Riddles)

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


Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.


Breakfast Tunes



Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.

Steve Martin


Breakfast News


US News

More US cities requiring proof of vaccination to go places

COVID-stricken Oregon deploys National Guard to hospitals

COVID-19 outbreak at veterans home kills 1, 32 test positive

COVID-19 deaths slowly rising after case surge an hour ago

Federal judge leaves CDC evictions moratorium in place

Global sizzling: July was hottest month on record, NOAA says

Officials: Northwest heat may have killed 1; ER visits spike

Native activists hope for probe of Utah boarding school

For some Black men and teens, relying on guns is commonplace

Are honeybees dying off? It depends on whom you ask

Woman using gun’s laser sight to play with cat shoots friend

Girl calls scars, shark tooth necklace ‘souvenirs’ of attack

US Politics

Biden made ‘Obamacare’ cheaper, now sign-up deadline is here

Census data puts target on rural, Rust Belt House districts

EXPLAINER: Western water projects in infrastructure deal

New Hampshire adopts new solid waste reduction goal

Senators: US must fix ag research maintenance backlog

International News

The Latest: Iran to impose 6-day general lockdown in cities

Taliban approach Kabul’s outskirts, attack north Afghan city

Turkey: Flood deaths rise to at least 44 as rescuers push on

Secretive Israel-UAE oil deal endangers prized Eilat corals

7.0 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Haiti

Climate-fueled wildfires take toll on tropical Pacific isles

Firefighting plane from Russia crashes in southern Turkey

China to release 2 coders who built virus news archive

Pride march held in Bosnia capital; opponents gather too

Europe heat wave brings concern for older adults, homeless

Over 1,500 evacuated in southern Russia after heavy rains

Paw patrol: German police revive girl’s dropped Chihuahua


Clement 2 HRs, Cabrera stays at 499; Indians beat Tigers 7-4

Marlins tie team mark with 11-run inning; Cubs 9th L in row

Jake Fromm leads Bills in 16-15 comeback victory over Lions

Woodside, Barkley throw TDs as Titans stop Falcons 23-3

Prater’s 47-yard FG lifts Cardinals over Cowboys 19-16


Breakfast Blogs

The Census Results Are Making Me Nervous Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Terrorists in the Tunnel: The Omnibus Indictment for Officer Daniel Hodge’s Assault emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Opting out all the way down digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

TGIF Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

New Hampshire PD’s Recruitment Pitch Lists Qualified Immunity As A Job Perk Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Texas Legislature Has Another Ridiculous And Unconstitutional Content Moderation Bill; Say Goodbye To Email Filters Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Judge Blocks Greg Abbott’s Mask Mandate Ban in Texas’ Largest County After Lawsuit Accused Governor of Power Grab Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Supreme Court’s Left Flank Dismayed by Conservative Majority’s Trouncing of New York State COVID Eviction Relief Law Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Conservative hacks threaten murder-suicide pact for Biden administration Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A few more people murdered by right wing media Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 898 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Child Tax Credits Are Here! Hooray! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Horse Dewormer Does … NOT Cure COVID? That Can’t Be Right. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Special Counsel Durham’s Russia Report Will Not Be The LOCK HER UP Finale Of Wingnut Fantasy Liz Dye, Wonkette

COVID Back-To-School Season Isn’t A Great Time To Be A Teacher Either! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette