The Breakfast Club (Some Minds)

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

Magellan begins globe-trotting voyage; Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies; Actress Sophia Loren born; Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes’; Singer Jim Croce dies in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route.

Elizabeth Kenny

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Health official: Booster use may be expanded

Hundreds protest Oregon vaccine, mask mandates in Salem

US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

Drought tests centuries-old water traditions in New Mexico

‘Un(re)solved’ exhibit focuses on civil rights-era killings

Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

Probe of Southern Baptist sex abuse response moves forward

California firefighters scramble to protect sequoia groves

US Politics

Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems’ immigration push

Democrats push to retool health care programs for millions

Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies

International News

Festival season returns to Nepal amid declining COVID cases

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates

As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

France’s Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US

Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

Favela centennial shows Brazil communities’ endurance

Volcano erupts on Atlantic island; lava destroys some homes


Cole strumbles against Indians as Yanks drop 1 1/2 games out

McNeil’s homer lifts Mets; Phillies slip in playoff race

Rosario hits for cycle, leads Fried, Braves over Giants 3-0

Ohtani strkes out 10, A’s beat Angels 3-2, stay in WC race

King Henry leads Titans’ late rally to stun Seahawks 33-30

Brady has 276 yards, 5 TDs; Buccaneers rout Falcons 48-25

Zuerlein makes 56-yarder on last play, Cowboys beat Chargers

Cards win 34-33 thriller after Vikings miss last-second FG

Lamar Jackson finally leads Ravens over Chiefs 36-35

Fields takes over for injured Dalton, Bears beat Bengals

Breakfast Blogs

Nebraska Is Getting Into Some Gerrymandering Shenanigans With National Implications Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

TL;DNR = Too Late; Do Not Resuscitate Rayne, emptywheel

The libruls made me do it digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Beware Dangerous Complacency tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Electoral McCarthyism Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Newsflash: The COVID pandemic has been the worst public health catastrophe in American history, and it’s not close Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Modeling The Pandemic: How Many Will Die? Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Tucker and the Hare Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Missing the Real Story: Like Many Others, Milley Said Trump Is Nuts The Rude Pundit, at his blog