The Breakfast Club (Relish For Confusion)

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

The Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run ends; Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first black Supreme Court justice; First black astronaut blasts off; Ty Cobb’s baseball debut; David Letterman moves to CBS.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.

Molly Ivins

Breakfast News

US News

Ida vexes Louisiana hospitals brimming with virus patients

Hurricane Ida lashes Louisiana with winds, storm surge

‘As long as it takes’: FEMA, other agencies respond to Ida

COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population

Navajo Nation reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits

Anxious tenants await assistance as evictions resume

Texas man who worked against COVID measures dies from virus

Ida: Economists foresee only modest damage to US economy

Fin whale that died in Delaware had underlying conditions

Spotted: Cow at a McDonald’s drive-through in Wisconsin

US Politics

US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

White House: US has capacity to evacuate remaining Americans

International News

Unwanted record: Russia’s COVID deaths hit new high in July

Museum chief is only candidate for Estonia’s presidency

US says drone kills IS bombers targeting Kabul airport

Tropical Storm Nora hugs Mexico’s coast; 1 dead, 7 missing

Hundreds of Gazans protest blockade along Israeli frontier

German chancellor candidates face off in 1st election debate


Boo who? Báez, Mets flip thumbs down on fans; team prez mad

Indians get obstruction call in 8th, rally past Red Sox 7-5

Anderson, Braves shut out Giants for 9-0 victory

Senzatela earns 1st win since June, Rockies beat Dodgers 5-0

García slam for Rangers in 13-2 win to avoid sweep by Astros

Streak stopper: Tellez 3-run HR leads Brewers past Twins 6-2

Luis Robert homers twice as White Sox pound Cubs 13-1

Tsutsugo hits game-ending homer, Pirates beat Cardinals 4-3

Galvis, Suarez lead Phillies over Arizona for 3rd win in row

2 Jays homers enough for Berríos in 2-1 win over Tigers

Lake Superior: Michigan beats Ohio for Little League title

2 Afghan athletes arrive in Tokyo to compete in Paralympics

Britain defeats US 54-49 for gold in wheelchair rugby

Lawrence has 2 TDs in Jags’ 34-14 win over Cowboys

Jones pushing Newton for Pats QB, New England beats Giants

Russia beats Germany 3-2 to advance to 5th-place game

OL Reign set NWSL attendance record in 2-1 win over Portland

Max Verstappen declared winner of farcical Belgian GP as rain plays havoc

Ky Derby champ Medina Spirit wins in comeback for Baffert

Breakfast Blogs

The Texas Legislature Needs to Take a Nap Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How the FBI Missed Alleged January 6 Leader Joe Biggs emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Mirriam Seddiq, Dulles Justice and New Effort For Afghan Evacuees bmaz, emptywheel

No, fuck *you*Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Moneny

The farcical grift that is contemporary college football Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 909 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Hasn’t Learned a God Damn Thing driftglass, at his blog

Swag Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names