The Breakfast Club (Never Too Late)

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

Josef Stalin consolidates power in USSR; World War II’s naval Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Women’s rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Actress-turned-royalty Grace Kelly and singer Neil Young born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

Breakfast News

US News

COVID-19 hot spots offer sign of what could be ahead for US

Last 3 Florida school districts drop student mask mandates

Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths 26th time in 42 days

Texas A&M student hurt at Astroworld dies; death toll at 9

New fast-track docket for migrants faces familiar challenges

With US aid money, schools put bigger focus on mental health

Attorney: Teens in KKK garb shocked Black teen with stun gun

Kellogg’s files lawsuit against its striking cereal workers

UAW leader investigated for possible ethical misconduct

Blow-up at Rittenhouse trial over enlarging photos and video

US judge won’t reconsider tribes’ bid to block Nevada mine

County in Oregon seeking $7 million to tackle illegal pot

Man earns Ph.D., fulfills dream of being physicist — at 89

Well-known grizzly, 4 cubs spotted in Wyoming downtown

US Politics

GOP leaders say little to condemn violent political rhetoric

Court temporarily delays release of Trump’s Jan. 6 records

Big Bird backlash: Vax lands even Muppet in political flap

Fired Senate staffer awarded millions in discrimination suit

Blinken headed to Africa to address various crises

International News

Germany mulls new COVID-19 measures as infections spike

German leader Merkel says people have duty to get vaccinated

UN chief says global warming goal on ‘life support’

Frustration, defiance in village to be abandoned to the sea

Pakistan hosts US, Russia, China for talks on Afghanistan

Poland’s far right demands strong borders in Belarus crisis

Leaders in Paris call for protecting children online


Defending NCAA champion Stanford routs Morgan State 91-36

Asberry, Smith lead No. 7 Baylor women past Texas-Arlington

Czinano, Clark lead No. 9 Iowa over Samford, 91-54

No. 21 South Florida women rout Alabama State 72-37

No. 17 Georgia Tech women cruise to win over Kennesaw St.

No. 13 Kentucky women rout North Alabama in 2nd half, 98-56

Kitley leads No. 24 Va. Tech women past Geo Washington 75-38

No. 21 Maryland uses strong 2nd half to rally past GW 71-64

VanVleet, Trent hit late 3s as Raptors past 76ers, 115-109

Quick stops 32 shots, Kings beat Sens 2-0 for 7th win a row

Blackwood stops 42 shots, Devils beat Islanders 4-0

Draisaitl has 2 goals and an assist, Oilers beat Bruins 5-3

Sponsors asked to defend support for Beijing Winter Olympics

Breakfast Blogs

They’re Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud in the Trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s Assailants Down in Georgia Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Daisy-Chain: The FBI Appears to Have Asked Danchenko Whether Dolan Was a Source for Steele, Not Danchenko emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Little Mitch’s Petty Party John Cole, Balloon Juice

Law and Order Vigilantes digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Graveyard of Democracy batocchio, Digby’s Hulabaloo

Bringing the war back home: A Top 10 list Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Antithetical-Americans Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Drug Price Negotiation Is A Second-Best Fix. Here’s What Will Really Work Daniel Takash, Techdirt

Rupert Murdoch Spreads False Claim Biden FCC Nom Wants To ‘Censor Conservatives.’ NewsMax & OAN Immediately Prove Him Wrong. Karl Bode, Techdirt

‘This Is Not a Political Trial’: Judge Asks Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutor Why He Probed Bias of ‘Commentator’ Who Flew in to Record ‘ANTIFA’ in Kenosha Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘We Don’t Want Any More Black Pastors Coming in Here’: Lawyer for Man Accused of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery Was Not Happy About Al Sharpton’s Attendance of Trial Adam Klasfeld, Wonkette

DC Appellate Court Grants Trump’s ‘Emergency’ Request to Temporarily Block Jan. 6 Document Disclosures the Day Before Committee’s Deadline Marisa Sarnoff, Wonkette

Law firms giving money to Trump Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The August 29 Drone Strike In Kabul Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Aaron Rodgers gets brutally dunked on Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Two Conservative Podcasts Walk Into a Bar… driftglass, at his blog

What We Can Learn from Germany on Teaching the Hard Past The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Fine Here Is Your Kurt Vonnegut, On The First Armistice Day Since The Latest War Ended Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

What The F*ck Happened At The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Yesterday Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

When The Legionnaires Celebrated Armistice Day By Lynching The Lumberjack Wobblies Erik Loomis, Wonkette

Judge Says Texas Can’t Make Disabled Kids Choose Between School And COVID, Tosses Texas Mask Ban Liz Dye, Wonkette

Can’t Break Up With Joe Biden If Joe Biden Broke Up With You LAST YEAR, LINDSEY Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Rightwing Anti-Vaxxers No Longer Big Fans Of Pharmacists Refusing To Fill Prescriptions Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

One Week After Virginia Elections And School Board Members Want To Burn Books Stephen Robinson, Wonkette