The Breakfast Club (Obligation)

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

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, dies at Graceland; Baseball’s Babe Ruth dies in New York; Uganda’s Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia; ‘Sports Illustrated’ hits newsstands; Singer Madonna born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.

Marian Wright Edelman

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Texas court blocks 2 counties’ mask mandates

US mulls COVID vaccine boosters for elderly as early as fall

Misinformation at public forums vexes local boards, big tech

Federal court set to rule on eviction moratorium this week

USDA to permanently boost food stamp benefits by 25 percent

Oystermen overcome pollution, pandemic to thrive in LI Sound

California fire threatens homes as blazes burn across West

Fred strengthens slightly as it heads to US coast

Man stabbed, reporter attacked at protest at LA City Hall

Firefighter: 1 dead, 3 injured when tree falls in NC forest

US Politics

Pelosi takes step to quell moderates’ budget rebellion

North Carolina is child bride destination; bill could end it

Analysis: Mississippi senators split on infrastructure bill

International News

The Latest: Australian state sees 478 new virus infections

Amid shortages, Africans scramble to be fully immunized

Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after government collapses

Death toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297


Muncy hits 2 HRs, Scherzer sharp as Dodgers rout Mets 14-4

Odor, Cortes help Yankees beat White Sox 5-3

Tatis brilliant in 2 HR return, Padres beat Diamondbacks 8-2

Blue Jays use 4 homers to avoid sweep, top Mariners 8-3

Detmers pitches Halos past Astros 3-1 for 1st big league win

La Stella, Wood keep Giants rolling, top Rockies 5-2

Chisholm homers as Marlins beat reeling Cubs 4-1

Polanco’s sac fly in ninth lifts Twins over Rays 5-4

Copper, Quigley help Sky outlast Storm 87-85 in overtime

Fowles, Collier lead Lynx to 88-78 win over Liberty

Diggins-Smith scores 19 points, Mercury beats Dream 92-81

Breakfast Blogs

This Is What a Country Going Mad Sounds Like Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

What If the US Had Fought the Saudis Instead of the Taliban? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Few Receipts Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

LAPD Proud Boys digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No amount of guns and money Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The laughably unjustified hubris of the foreign policy/military blob Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 899 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Our Enemies Were The Friends We Made Along The Way driftglass, at his blog

Afghanistan Note Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names