The Breakfast Club (Divine Right)

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

Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK’s assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan’s capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; ‘The Tonight Show’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn’t belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?

Sam Ervin

Breakfast News

US News

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids’ shots

Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

Business economists lower growth forecasts due to virus

Judge will consider ending restrictions for John Hinckley

Nonprofit grants propel prosecutor push on racial injustice

US Politics

Biden, Congress face big week for agenda, government funding

Biden plan seeks to expand education, from pre-K to college

What’s the price of Biden’s plan? Democrats drive for zero

Pelosi vows to pass $1T bill, move ahead on larger measure

International News

Rowdy celebrations erupt in Norway as COVID restrictions end

UK counts on vaccines, ‘common sense’ to keep virus at bay

Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel’s bloc in German vote

So close! Iceland almost gets female-majority parliament

UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

2 women, political opposites, vying in race for Japan PM

Volcanic ash cloud halts flights to and from Spanish island

Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gunbattles

Basta! Romans say enough to invasion of wild boars in city


Yankees sweep, beat Red Sox 6-3 to take AL wild-card lead

Brewers clinch NL Central, send Mets to losing season

Sweet! Cardinals win 16th in row, go ahead in 9th, top Cubs

Tucker’s 66-yarder sets record, gives Ravens win at Detroit

Rodgers rallies Packers past 49ers 30-28

Chargers rally to beat turnover-prone Chiefs 30-24 in KC

Carlson’s field goal gives Raiders 31-28 OT win over Miami

Rams’ Stafford throws for 4 TDs, outduels Brady and Bucs

Kraken released: Seattle opens preseason topping Vancouver

Americans win Ryder Cup in a rout, send Europe a message

Breakfast Blogs

The Two-Track Infrastructure Strategy Is Rattling Like an Old Rollercoaster. But It’s Still Moving Forward. Charles P. Pierce,
Esquire Politics

The Yahoo Story about All the Things CIA Wasn’t Allowed to Do Against WikiLeaks emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He’ll stop all the legitimate rapes digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Chekov’s gun Tom Sullivan, Digby’s HUllabaloo

The future of remote work Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Idaho Republicans achieve their goal of overwhelming the morgues Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 921 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Del Rio Truthers Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names