The Breakfast Club (Every Gift)

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

Uprising topples Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu; Richard Reid tries to light explosives in his shoes on Miami flight; French army officer Alfred Dreyfus convicted of treason; Pop star Madonna marries Guy Ritchie.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.


Breakfast News

US News

Omicron casts a new shadow over economy’s pandemic recovery

US population growth at lowest rate in pandemic’s 1st year

De Blasio says ‘No more shutdowns’ as NYC faces virus spike

Parents, schools face another reckoning over COVID-19 cases

Minnesota Gov. Walz, family test positive for COVID-19

California requiring healthcare workers to get booster shots

Delta still dominant COVID strain in WA, but officials worry

New Mexico governor signs spending of federal pandemic aid

New Jersey governor signs aid bill for Atlantic City casinos

Mormon billionaire leaves faith, rebukes LGBTQ rights stance

Secret Service: Nearly $100B stolen in pandemic relief funds

Biden administration moves to expand solar power on US land

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits remote part of Alaska

Squirrels force St. Paul park to scale back holiday lights

Stolen goose statute reappears at recycling center

US Politics

Biden pivots to home tests to confront omicron surge

Biden vows he, Manchin will ‘get something done’ on $2T bill

Rep. Scott Perry denies Jan. 6 panel’s request for interview

US Homeland Security agents to test use of body cameras

DOJ says inmates on home confinement can stay out of prison

International News

Live updates: British Columbia orders closures due to COVID

UK to give $1.3 billion in aid to businesses hurt by omicron

France seeks to avoid a lockdown with tougher vaccine rules

Putin blames West for tensions, demands security guarantees

Ex-intel chief confirms Israel’s role in Soleimani killing

Dubai ruler must pay ex-wife $700M in divorce settlement


NFL could become trend-setter for COVID-19 testing policies

AP sources: NHL to withdraw from Olympics after COVID surge

NBA has ‘no plans’ to pause season, Silver tells ESPN

Capitals-Flyers becomes 50th NHL game postponed this season

Water worries in West force sports teams to get creative

Miami officials say football team is now in virus protocols

Wyoming beats Kent St. 52-38 in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Boston, No. 1 South Carolina rally past No. 2 Stanford 65-61

Davidson holds off No. 10 Alabama comeback, wins 79-78

Moore, Daniels lead No. 23 Villanova past No. 18 Xavier

No. 11 Michigan St tops Oakland 90-78 for 5th straight win

Obaseki scores 19 as Texas A&M beats Northwestern St. 80-61

Murray’s double-double helps Iowa rout SE Louisiana 93-62

Arkansas bounces back with 81-55 win over Elon

No. 9 Iowa State rolls to 79-48 win over Chicago State

Bacot, Manek help UNC beat Appalachian St. 70-50

Herro, Robinson each score 26, Heat roll past Pacers 125-96

Knicks beat Pistons 105-91 to end monthlong home woes

Cooper Kupp’s 2 TD catches carry Rams past Seahawks 20-10

Breakfast Blogs

Wyoming Is the Onshore-Offshore Tax Haven of Oligarch Dreams Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Intransitive Corruption of the Oath Keepers emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheeel

Three Things: Omigod Omicron Rayne, emptywheel

Ahead of the curve digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The power of a different force Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The US Gov’t Paid For Moderna To Develop Its Vaccine; But Moderna Wants To Keep The Patent All To Itself Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Omicron and K-12 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

America Gone Mad Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 978 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

And Just Like *That*… driftglass, at his blog

Pettiness on Display Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Joe Manchin’s Clean Energy Coal Company Climate Change Grid Sandwich Of LIES Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Can We Maybe Not Sentence People To More Than A Century In Prison Over A Car Accident? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

December 21 In Labor History: Deporting Emma Goldman Erik Loomis, Wonkette

Jan. 6 Committee Invites Coup- Curious Rep. Scott Perry In For A Little Chat Liz Dye, Wonkette

A Fair And Balanced Look At What Jesse Watters Said About Dr. Fauci Evan Hurst, Wonkette

‘Why Get Vaccinated If You Might Still Catch COVID-19?’ — Idiots Stephen Robinson, Wonkette