The Breakfast Club (New Vision)

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

The Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior; Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev dies; Henry Stanley finds David Livingstone in central Africa; Film composer Ennio Morricone born; ‘Sesame Street’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

Edith Wharton

Breakfast News

US News

Pfizer asks FDA to OK COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

Friday classes canceled in Seattle, Bellevue

Despite reopening, the US is still closed to many in world

Air Force report: Nearly half in survey saw abuse, violence

Oklahoma court overturns $465M opioid ruling against J&J

Hopi at crossroads of maintaining language for elected posts

‘Faulty’ science used by Trump appointees to cut owl habitat

Humans back at work? Gifts that help dogs handle anxiety

US Politics

Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch Act+

High court skeptical of Texas death row inmate prayer demand

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 10 former White House aides

White House rushes with infrastructure fixes for US economy

Federal judge refuses Trump request to block Jan. 6 records

Belarus TV: American facing Jan. 6 riot charges seeks asylum

International News

Morgues, hospitals struggle with COVID-19 deaths in Romania

APEC finds agreement on vaccines, carbon but tensions remain

Little time, but ‘mountain to climb’ at UN climate talks

Australia putting $738M into low emissions investment fund

Brazil businesses lean on government to shift climate stance

France to build new nuclear reactors to meet climate goals

Tensions rise in migrant standoff at Poland-Belarus border

Haiti priest recounts abduction by gang holding missionaries

Mexican leader: Richest in world should pay to help poorest

Kishida set to be reelected Japan’s PM in parliamentary vote

Thousands of red UK phone boxes to be protected from closure

Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets fetch $8.3M at auction


Devils rout Panthers 7-3 as Blackwood wins 1st of season

O’Reilly’s score in shootout leads Blues past Jets 3-2

Bergeron snaps tie, Bruins hold off short-handed Ottawa 3-2

Wells, Nixon lead No. 23 A&M women past A&M-CC 87-54

Boeheim, Boeheim and Boeheim lead Syracuse past Lafayette

Agbaji’s career night helps No. 3 Kansas top Michigan State

Xavier holds on for 63-60 win over Niagara

Missouri pulls away late to beat Central Michigan 78-68

Furman routs North Greenville 118-66

Massner, Barisic rally Western Illinois past Nebraska 75-74

Wisconsin defeats St. Francis (Bkn) in season opener 81-58

Breakfast Blogs

Max Cleland Did Not Deserve What Rick Wilson Did to Him Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Office of Special Counsel Report on Trumpsters’ Crimes: Toothless, But Useful? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: North by East by Northeast on January 6 Rayne, emptywheel

It’s the Education, Stupid! Betty cracker, Balloon Juice

Let’s talk about MSM digby akaheather digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How do you spell anti-American? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘Presidents Are Not Kings, and Plaintiff Is Not President’: Federal Judge Rejects Trump’s Attempt to Block the National Archives from Complying with Jan. 6 Committee Investigation Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Conservative Justices Question Religious Sincerity of Death Row Inmate Who Wants Pastor to Lay Hands on Him at Execution, Warn of Slippery Slope Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The incredibly successful Republican campaign to kill their own voters Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The truth is these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Racist Historical Markers Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Was Covid Everywhere Before It Was in Wuhan? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


How Many Ways Did The Stable Genius Bone The Census? All The Ways. Liz Dye, Wonkette

How Kyle Rittenhouse Almost Killed The ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Can We Please Admit Now That Conservative Outrage Over Kathy Griffin Was Complete Garbage? Robyn Pennacchis, Wonkette

Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Medical Advice From Jimmy Dore Michael Mora, Wonkette

Reuters Helpfully Finds Bunch Of The Radicalized Idiots Threatening Elections Officials. Thanks, Reuters! Evan Hurst, Wonkette