The Breakfast Club (No Dead End)

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

Jack Ruby fatally shoots Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas; Charles Darwin publishes theory of evolution; Hijacker known as D.B. Cooper parachutes out of plane with ransom money; Queen’s Freddie Mercury dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.

Billy Connolly

Breakfast News

US News

Vaccines making Thanksgiving easier, but hot spots remain

US to require vaccines for all border crossers in January

Hawaii counties ease COVID-19 rules at restaurants, bars

Navajo Nation reports 59 COVID-19 cases, no recent deaths

Child is 6th death in Waukesha parade crash; suspect charged

DEP commissioner suspends permit for $1B transmission line

Jury awards $26M in damages for Unite the Right violence

Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis

Jury gets case of white men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

LA luxury mall latest to be hit by smash-and-grab thieves

Juul to pay $14.5 million to settle Arizona vaping lawsuit

Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments

Another Sierra ski resort delays opening due to dry weather

Got the wrong goat: West Point cadets try to nab Navy mascot

The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

Continue the holiday feasting with Hanukkah’s potato latkes

President, VP and spouses assist food kitchen for holiday

Jennifer Snowpez? Kids get creative with snowplow names

US Politics

Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil

Oath Keepers, Proud Boys subpoenaed by Jan. 6 House panel

US sues to halt sugar merger, says it would harm competition

International News

German soldiers face vaccine mandate as COVID cases rise

Israel begins giving COVID shots to children age 5 to 11

WHO Europe warns of possible surge in COVID deaths ahead

New Zealand to start reopening borders to world from January

South Korea sets pandemic high with 4,000 new virus cases

EU reports improvements, old tactics in Venezuela election

UN nuclear watchdog chief presses for more access in Iran

Mexico breaks up second migrant march

Nicaragua drops visa requirements for Cubans

It’s not just Peng. China is cracking down on MeToo movement

Launch of new NASA space telescope delayed after incident

Missing the point: Man in Germany drives to driving test


Offshore tourneys return in college basketball amid COVID-19

Davis scores 30, Wisconsin holds off No. 12 Houston 65-63

No. 13 Arkansas beats Cincy 73-67 in Hall of Fame Classic

Nebraska holds off Tennessee State late, wins 79-73

Wisconsin holds off No. 12 Houston with 65-63 upset

LaRavia leads Wake Forest in 92-61 rout of Kennesaw State

Texas Tech routs Omaha 96-40 behind Shannon Jr

Cincinnati moves into College Football Playoff position

Ball State bowl eligible after 20-3 victory over Buffalo

Knicks recover to beat Lakers team missing suspended James

Herro leads Heat past Pistons 100-92 with 4th-quarter rally

Hintz scores 6th in 6 games, Stars beat Oilers 4-1

Vasilevskiy makes 34 saves, Lightning beat Flyers 4-0

Breakfast Blogs

A Moment at the Scene of a Genocide Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Disinformation that Got Told: Michael Cohen Was, in Fact, Hiding Secret Communications with the Kremlin emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Kids Aren’t Alright digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

America’s Seldon crisis Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Baltimore Police Department Sued For Seizing Phones, Cash, And Jewelry From Crime Victims Recovering From Shootings Tin Cushing, Techdirt

Jury Returns $31.8M Civil Verdict Against Alt-Right Defendants in Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ Lawsuit Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘Attorneys Have a Higher Duty’: Judge Orders Lawyers Behind 2020 Election Fraud Lawsuit to Pay More Than $185,000 in Sanctions Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

The induced despair of undermining democracy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The conspiratorial mindset Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 959 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For Conservative Pundits Who Have Considered the Democrats When the End of the Right Is at Hand driftglass, at his blog

Be Thankful for the Health Care Workers Not Being Driven From Their Jobs By Anti-Vaxx Morons The Rude Pundits, at his blog


Waukesha Parade Attack Suspect In Custody. Let’s Hope They Hold Onto Him This Time. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

January 6 Committee Makes Roger Stone And Alex Jones An Offer They Can’t Refuse Liz Dye, Wonkette

New York Prosecutors Zeroing In On Trump Properties’ Incredibly Variable Valuations Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Norway Post Office Makes Happiest Holiday Movie About Santa Finally Meeting Nice Guy Evan Hurst