The Breakfast Club (Affliction)

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

President Bill Clinton’s grand jury testimony in the Monica Lewinsky scandal aired on TV; Authors H.G. Wells and Stephen King born; ‘Monday Night Football’ premieres; Actor-comedian Bill Murray born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

H. G. Wells

Breakfast News

US News

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Court order sought to end mask mandate in Vegas-area schools

US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

Navajo Nation reports 17 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Biden follows through on pledge to take in more refugees

US officials defend expulsion of Haitians from Texas town

Texas doctor who defied state’s new abortion ban is sued

Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost, relieving rivers

Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Consultants sued over 2018 deaths of women in sheriff’s van

4 famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire

Questions on $16B plan to ease back bay flooding at NJ shore

US Politics

Democrats tie government funding to debt bill, GOP digs in

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

Republican Dean Heller announces run for governor of Nevada

International News

The Latest: March protests Australia state’s vaccine mandate

India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October

The Latest: Pakistan says no rush to recognize Taliban gov’t

Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada election, but miss majority

Biden looks to turn page on 20 years of war in UN address

UN climate talks: Faint progress on money, none on pollution

Haitian deportees start over in country they don’t recognize

Thailand urged not to deport trans woman charged in Malaysia

Nobody hurt but much damage in Spanish volcano eruption

107-year-old Japanese twins certified as world’s oldest


Votto power surge leads Reds rally for 9-5 win over Pirates

Lester wins 200th, Cards down Brewers for ninth straight win

Baz wins debut, AL East-leading Rays beat Blue Jays 6-4

White Sox lose 4-3 to Tigers but close in on division crown

Marlins’ Chisholm HRs twice, scores on wild pitch in 10th

Perez breaks Bench’s record with 46th HR, KC tops Indians

Breakfast Blogs

This Supreme Court Brief Gives Away the Whole Conservative Game on Abortion Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

SDNY Showed Probable Cause Rudy Giuliani Was Criming While He Represented Trump in the Russian Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Today In Productive Counter-Political Action Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Debt ceiling chicken digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Party of Personal Responsibility Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

As We’re Told That No New Social Media App Can Make It, TikTok Surpasses Facebook Downloads & YouTube Watch Time Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Massachusetts’ Top Court Says Police Need Warrants To Search Body Camera Recordings

Now We Know When SCOTUS Will Hear Mississippi Case Challenging Roe v. Wade Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

St. Louis Lawyers Who Pointed Guns at Protesters Face Possible Suspension of Law Licenses Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

A most Republican pandemic Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Adventures in corporate COVID policy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Frum Has Written a Very Long Article to Avoid Saying a Very Short Sentence driftglass, at his blog

Drumbeat of Derision Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Tampa Officials Shocked To Learn Evicting Black People For Basically No Reason Miiiiight Be Considered Racist Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Jake Tapper Very Through With Idiot Mississippi GOP Gov. Tate Reeves Mike Mora, Wonkette

Alabama Secretary Of State Talks Election Security With Traveling Pillow Salesman Liz Dye, Wonkette

Put That Horse Paste Away! Pfizer Vaccine Almost Ready For Kids Under 12 Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

25,000 Disney Workers Wish Upon A Class Action Lawsuit, Demand A Living Wage Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette