The Breakfast Club (Comfortable Chairs)

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

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.

Fran Lebowitz

Breakfast News

US News

Racial disparities in kids’ vaccinations are hard to track

Beshear: Kentucky coronavirus cases appearing to plateau

Amazon settles California COVID workers notification dispute

OSHA, South Dakota pork plant settle coronavirus complaint

Audit: Governor improperly used COVID funds for salaries

Foreign students returning to US, but below pre-COVID levels

Alex Jones liable for defamation in Sandy Hook ‘hoax’ case

Vegas man to admit voting twice in November 2020 election

Film crew union narrowly approves contract with producers

Chicago police union chief to retire amid board hearing

US: Oil, gas leases on hold around New Mexico’s Chaco park

Heavy rains bring flooding, evacuations in Pacific Northwest

‘Sesame Street’ debuts Ji-Young, first Asian American muppet

US Politics

Biden signs $1T infrastructure deal with bipartisan crowd

Bannon indictment defies history of Congress’ contempt power

US urged to help more people escape Taliban-led Afghanistan

Democrats push for paid family leave ahead of critical votes

Biden boosts crime fighting efforts on Native American lands

GOP Rep. Mace’s bill would federally decriminalize marijuana

Justices turn away VW appeals over emissions scandal suits

Democrat Beto O’Rourke running for Texas governor in 2022

Vermont Democratic Sen. Leahy, 81, is retiring after 8 terms

International News

UK extends COVID vaccine booster program amid ‘storm clouds’

Macron, Putin discuss deescalating Belarus border tensions

UN experts review plans for release of Fukushima plant water

US journalist jailed in Myanmar for nearly 6 months is freed


Italy stumbles into playoffs again in World Cup qualifying

Breakfast Blogs

The News at the Shebeen’s Legal Desk Is a Little Bit Good and Mostly Bad Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Durham: Destroying the Purported Victims to Save Them emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Ugly Goes Clean to the Bone Rayne, emptywheel

Why all the economic handwringing? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Short fuses and short memories Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Hey North Face! Our Story About You Flipping Out Over ‘Hey Fuck Face’ Is Not Trademark Infringement Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Federal Appeals Court Grants Officer Qualified Immunity in Case of Woman Who Begged for Help and Suffered Fatal Overdose in Back of Patrol Car Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Denies Qualified Immunity for Police Officer Who Shot Service Dogs Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Better late than never, but also better on time than late Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bad religion Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Welcome to Checkpoint Charlie Sykes driftglass, at his bblog

Killers Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THERE ARE A FEW OTHER VILLAINS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Sunday Shows: Profiles In GOP Cowardice Michael Mora, Wonkette

Michael Flynn Makes Excellent Argument For Getting Rid Of That ‘Under God’ Nonsense Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

CNN: How Is Kamala Harris Screwing Up Now? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Maria Bartiromo Screamed Election Conspiracies In Bill Barr’s Earholes, Like Real Journalist Liz Dye, Wonkette