The Breakfast Club (Some Missteps)

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

First steps toward building the Berlin Wall during the Cold War; Cuba’s Fidel Castro born; Spain’s Cortez captures what’s now Mexico City; Director Alfred Hitchcock born; Baseball’s Mickey Mantle dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Yankee Stadium is a natural venue for another lesson: You won’t succeed all the time. Even Ruth, Gehrig, and DiMaggio failed most of time when they stepped to the plate. Finding the right path in life, more often than not, involves some missteps.

Janet Yellen

Breakfast News

US News

Extra COVID vaccine OK’d for those with weak immune systems

Biden eyes tougher vaccine rules without provoking backlash

States that had a grip on COVID now seeing a crush of cases

Officials: Tidal wave of virus cases hits Alabama hospitals

Public health emergency orders on Navajo Nation for COVID-19

Pandemic spurs boom in virtual offerings for US schools

After some schools push back on masks, Virginia orders them

Idaho governor announces millions for COVID tests in schools

Supreme Court justice won’t block college vaccine mandate

Supreme Court blocks part of NY eviction moratorium

Federal lawsuit filed against Las Vegas school mask mandate

203 cases of COVID-19 linked to Chicago’s Lollapalooza

San Francisco to require vaccine proof at indoor venues

HHS joins vaccine trend, orders shots for its health workers

Republicans take to mask wars as virus surges in red states

New Mexico taps US pandemic relief to help harvest chile

Census shows US is diversifying, white population shrinking

First water cuts in US West supply to hammer Arizona farmers

Northwest heat wave: Volunteers get water to the vulnerable

More than 9,000 anti-Asian incidents since pandemic began

Flooding, power outages hit Michigan as storms rake Midwest

Boston’s famed Skinny House back on market, listed for $1.2M

US Politics

Kentucky Sen. Paul failed to disclose wife’s stock trade

Texas law enforcement enlisted to end Democrats’ holdout

Colorado secretary of state accuses county clerk’s office of assisting QAnon-affiliated leak of voting machine logins

Pennsylvania congressman aided Trump effort to flip Justice Department on Big Lie

Cuomo successor Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul distances herself in first comments since his resignation

Biden struggles to find a permanent FDA chief as agency nears approval of Covid-19 vaccine

Democratic organizations prepare to defend the Biden agenda during August recess

Schumer and Pelosi blast Republicans for threatening to not raise debt ceiling

John Roberts and the Supreme Court might block anything Democrats do on voting rights

Former US attorney tells investigators he quit because he heard Trump was considering firing him

Texas Senate passes elections bill after 15-hour filibuster from Democratic senator ends

Democratic National Committee and Arizona Democrats plan to mount legal action to stop state voter purge law

International News

The Latest: Australian state reports daily COVID-19 record

Taliban take Kandahar, Herat in major Afghanistan offensive

US sending 3K troops for partial Afghan embassy evacuation

Greek wildfires a major ecological catastrophe, PM says

Food delivery firms under scrutiny as new Spain law kicks in

Russian hypersonic technology expert accused of high treason

Official: Canada sending forces to close Afghan embassy


Yanks, Chisox go deep into corn; Field of Dreams hosts more

Anderson HR for Chisox, walkoff end in Field of Dreams game

Urías 5 extra-base hits, Piña 6 RBIs, Brewers rout Cubs 17-4

Moreland 2 HRs, Bassitt AL-high 12th W, A’s bop Indians 17-0

Winker hits slam, Reds slug 4 more HRs, beat Braves 12-3

Storm rout Sun 79-57 to win inaugural Commissioner’s Cup

Stevenson has 2 TDs, Jones solid as Pats beat WFT 22-13

Steelers rally behind Haskins to beat Eagles 24-16

Tre Jones lifts Spurs with go-ahead layup and steal

Breakfast Blogs

The Pestiferous Shenanigans in Arizona Have Made Their Way to America’s Dairyland Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Lev Parnas Finally Gets His Rudy Documents — But Not the Way He Wanted emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The United States Has Started a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation in Afghanistan Adam L. Silverstein, Balloon Juice

“Everybody I know is pissed off”Digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Who enabled the spread of COVID at Trump’s rallies? Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Will progressives have their day? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Judge Orders FBI To Return $57,000 Seized From A US Private Vaults’ Customer Since It Apparently Can’t Justify Keeping It Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Federal Judge Rules Devin Nunes Lawsuit Against Washington Post Can Continue Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

The world’s oldest profession remains highly profitable for disruptive social media innovators Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Purposely Naïve Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Did Joe Biden Poop On Constitution With Eviction Moratorium? Let’s Lawsplore! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Will Never Kiss Enough Cop Ass To Satisfy Them Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Judge Dropkicks Attempt To Dismiss Dominion Defamation Suit Against Powell, Giuliani, and Lindell Liz Dye, Wonkette

Arizona Universities Use Superior Reading Skills To Beat Ban On Mask Mandates Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Kevin McCarthy Selling ‘Moron’ T-Shirts So Republicans … Don’t Lose Each Other In Crowds? Evan Hurst, Wonkette