The Breakfast Club (Law Unto Himself)

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated; Taliban regime flees Afghan capital; President Bill Clinton to pay Paula Jones; Alabama’s top judge removed amid Ten Commandments flap; ‘Lion King’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

Louis D. Brandeis

Breakfast News

US News

California, Colorado and NM expand virus booster access

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits

North Dakota lawmakers pass vaccine, race theory bills

Poor Mississippi county celebrates rural hospital reopening

Alzheimer’s drug cited as Medicare premium jumps by $21.60

Homer Plessy, key to ‘separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

Americans give bosses same message in record numbers: I quit

Jury to get to weigh some lesser charges in Rittenhouse case

Officer: Ahmaud Arbery would have received trespass warning

Britney freed: Judge dissolves Spears’ conservatorship

Beloved ‘Dolphin Tale’ star Winter dies at Florida aquarium

Girl, teddy bear reunited a year after loss in Glacier park

The cosmos beckons for Snoopy onscreen and in real life

US Politics

Bannon indicted on contempt charges for defying 1/6 subpoena

CEO who threw chair inside Capitol on Jan. 6 gets jail time

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to run in 2022; Trump backs rival

International News

Not out of the woods: COVID cases rising in Western Europe

Japan adding more hospital beds in plan for next virus surge

Out of time: Climate talks go past deadline over coal, cash

Myanmar court sentences US journalist to 11 years in jail

Gaza doctor seeks apology from Israel for daughters’ deaths


No. 22 Arizona tops No. 6 Louisville in OT

Jones scores 15, No. 5 NC State women drub Wofford 90-57

Reese’s 23 points leads No. 4 Maryland over Villanova 88-67

Bean scores 30 to lift Utah St. past Richmond 85-74

Sasser scores 26, No. 15 Houston beats Rice 79-46

Agbaji scores 25 points, No. 3 Kansas beats Tarleton 88-62

Hall scores 22, Dawes’ key 3 gets Clemson past Wofford 76-68

Moore leads No. 9 Duke past Army in home opener

Liddell scores 29, No. 17 Ohio State struggles past Niagara

Ridder breaks Cincinnati TD record, No. 2 Bearcats beat USF

Bridges, Ball lead Hornets past Walker, Knicks 104-96

Garland scores 21 points, Cavaliers rout Pistons 98-78

Cozens scores 2, Sabres snap skid with 3-2 win over Oilers

Ovechkin scores 742nd in Capitals’ 4-3 win over Blue Jackets

Hamilton tops Brazil qualifying, gets 5-place grid penalty

Breakfast Blogs

Steve Bannon F*cked Around and Found Out Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: No, No, and Hell to the NO, NYT emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: No, No, and Hell to the NO, NYT Rayne, emptywheel

Kyle Rittenhouse, the All-American Boy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Nullabaloo

Jaw-dropping reporting Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fifth Circuit Awards Immunity To Cop Who Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Jump On A Moving Car And Kill The Driver Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Minutes After Steve Bannon Indictment, Jan. 6 Committee Sends Shot Across the Bow to Ex-Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Adam Kklasfeld, Law & Crime

Smartmatic Files ‘Precautionary’ 2020 Election Lawsuit Against Sidney Powell — Just Barely Within Washington, D.C.’s One-Year Statute of Limitations Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Steve Bannon’s Criminal Contempt Indictment Is First of Its Kind in Decades Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Kyrsten Sinema stands up for America’s most embattled class, the single-digit million-dollar earners Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Look at all the white men on the street Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Tree DNA Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Unretouched Photo Taken… Driftglass, at hi blog

Made Men Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

T COULD BE EVEN WORSE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Can You Ban ‘Black Pastors’ From Courtroom? Check Box ‘Yes’ Or ‘No’ Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Joe Manchin Whines Build Back Better’s EV Tax Credit Is Too Nice To Unions Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Vaxxed Anti-Vaxxers Now De-Vaxxing Themselves With The ‘Aztec Secret’ Face Mask Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkete

Tucker Just Asking Why We Can’t Support Mother Russia’s War Efforts Against Ukraine Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Steve Bannon INDICTED, Mark Meadows Flips Off 1/6 Committee, Trump Looks Headed For Brick Wall Liz Dye, Wonkette