The Breakfast Club (The Clock Is Ticking)

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

President Johnson names commission to investigate JFK’s assassination; U.N. passes resolution calling for the British Mandate of Palestine to be partitioned; First flight over the South Pole; Natalie Wood, Cary Grant and George Harrison die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.

Chadwick Boseman

Breakfast News

US News

Religious abortion rights supporters fight for access

Northwest residents urged to stay alert as storms roll in

Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

Donations pour in for Missouri man freed after 43 years

Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

US Politics

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

Fauci fires back at Cruz over COVID claims about Chinese lab

Former Pentagon chief sues to publish material in memoir

High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

International News

More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise

Morocco halts all incoming flights because of virus variant

Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital

Camped in Calais, migrants renew resolve to try for England

USGS: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again


No. 10 Louisville women top CSU 71-56 for 5th straight win

No. 13 Iowa St. women beat UMass win Gulf Coast Showcase

Ellis scores 22 for No. 10 Alabama in 96-64 win over Miami

Colorado holds off Stanford, 80-76 in Pac-12 opener

Shepherd, Cal pull away late, beat Fresno St. 65-57

Gillespie leads No. 7 Villanova in 72-46 rout of La Salle

No. 4 Kansas beats Iona 96-83 in 1st Self-Pitino meeting

Nowell leads K-State to convincing 84-42 win over N. Dakota

AP Top 25: Michigan rises to No. 2; Oklahoma State up to 5th

No. 9 Baylor in B12 title game after win over Tech, OSU win

Texans’ offense stalls after halftime in 21-14 loss to Jets

Giants’ defense smothers Eagles 13-7, gets 3 picks

Falcons take advantage of Jaguars’ mistakes in 21-14 victory

Dolphins win 4th straight, roll past Panthers 33-10

Mixon runs for career-high 165 yards, Bengals crush Steelers

49ers beat Vikings 34-26 for 3rd straight win

Toe injury can’t stop Rodgers as Packers defeat Rams 36-28

Jones throws 2 TD passes, Patriots roll past Titans 36-13

Fournette’s 4 touchdowns lift Tampa Bay over Indianapolis

Colts miscues prove costly as Bucs rally for 38-31 win

Ravens overcome Jackson’s 4 INTs, beat Browns 16-10

Roughriders beat Stampeders 33-30 in 2OT in CFL West semi

Defending champ Bucks rout Pacers for 7th straight win

Curry has 33 points, Warriors beat Clippers for 8th straight

Johnsson, Bratt goals put Devils over Flyers, 5-2

Brad Marchand, Linus Ullmark carry Bruins past Canucks 3-2

Toronto tops Ducks, ties team mark for consecutive road wins

Capitals claw back after losing 2-goal lead, beat Canes 4-2

Meier, Reimer power Sharks past Blackhawks 2-0

Thomas’ late 3 helps US top Cuba 95-90 in Cup qualifying

Shiffrin ties Stenmark record with win in women’s slalom

US eliminated from Davis Cup Finals after loss to Colombia

Breakfast Blogs

Where to Look (or Not) for Signs of Life in Rule of Law emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Little Something to Keep You Up at Night digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Walk away to where? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

When someone persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do? Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The New Lost Cause Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 964 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Listening to Joe Walsh Interview Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks is Like Unto… driftglass, at his blog

Gratitude Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names