The Breakfast Club (Indian Summer)

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

Breakfast Tunes

Richard Nixon gives his ‘Checkers’ speech; Rome’s Augustus Caesar born; Lewis and Clark finish trek to America’s West; Psychologist Sigmund Freud dies; Musicians Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen born.

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.

Ray Charles

Breakfast News

US News

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

Alaska outlines plans to help hospitals amid COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

Michigan passes 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

Navajo Nation reports 52 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise

Judge considers request to block Arizona abortion law

Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

New push on to expand nuclear radiation compensation in US

US projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire

Indiana mom says school cut autistic son’s hair without OK

US Politics

Biden presses fellow Dems: Resolve party split on $3.5T plan

Senators: Bipartisan police overhaul talks end with no deal

As Texas draws its maps, Latinos push for political power

Lawmakers OK $55B budget bills; $7.5B in virus relief left

South Carolina’s Confederate monument protection law upheld

California 1st to set quota limits for retailers like Amazon

Bush to headline fundraiser for Cheney after Trump backs foe

International News

Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

Ukraine’s leader takes UN to task as ‘retired superhero’

Indonesia leader lays out priorities for G-20 presidency

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

Afghan Taliban’s new UN envoy urges quick recognition

UK climate activists face prison for blocking highways

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican ‘Split’ on Accepting Refugees Is Between ‘No Afghans’ and ‘Very Few Afghans’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Durham Is the Jim Jordan of Ken Starrs emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Hermies Give Journalists a Bad Feeling in their Feeling Place Four Seasons Total Landscaping mistermix, Balloon Juice

Excellent Link: Epik Failure Anne Laurie, Balloon Juice

The adults in the room digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

At long last no decency Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Unsealed Documents In Nunes’ Family Farm’s Lawsuit Against Ryan Lizza Raise More Questions About The Lawsuit Than They Answer Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Susan Collins is “pro-choice” how, exactly? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fatphobia as standard right wing racism; or, there may be some gambling in Casablanca Paul Campos, Lawyers,Guns and Money

A Study in Bad Survey Design Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Stasi State and Education Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Have You Noticed That Adam Kinzinger 2021 Sounds a Whole Lot Like Glenn Greenwald 2010? driftglass, st his blog

Democrats Should Be Having a Five-Alarm Freak Out Over Voting Rights The Rude Pundit, at his blog


GOP Morons Indicted For Secretly Funneling Russian $$$ To Trump/RNC, Because It’s Still 2016 Evan Hurst, Wonkette

‘F*cking Loser’ Files LOLsuit Against Mary Trump And NYT For Tortious Journalism And Mean True Words Liz Dye, Wonkeette

GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Black Lives Matter Agree On Vaccine Mandates. This Means Both Are Wrong. Stephen Robinson, Wonkettte

Pennsylvania Kids Do Real Life ‘Footloose,’ Only With Books On Race And US History, No Kevin Bacon Doktor Zoom, Wonkette