The Breakfast Club (Nation Of Laws)

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 Christmas poem ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ is first published; Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo is executed; Mormon religion founder Joseph Smith, Jr. is born; North Korea releases the 82 U.S. Seamen.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Frank Zappa

Breakfast News

US News

Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment

NYC adds testing; no decision on Times Square New Year’s Eve

California sets Feb. 1 deadline for health worker boosters

Biden tries COVID cajoling, avoids new decrees that divide

Pause on student loan payments is extended through May 1

After SCOTUS hearing, a new look at baby ‘safe haven’ laws

US Rep. Scanlon carjacked in Philadelphia park, uninjured

Yuengling accuses Bud Light of trampling on trademark

Research: Wreck of last US slave ship mostly intact on coast

What’s in the box? Mystery alum gifts $180K to City College

US economy grew at 2.3% rate in Q3, up from earlier estimate

US consumer confidence rises despite omicron, higher prices

Stormy weather means rainy, snowy California Christmas

Mystery lingers around time capsule found beneath Lee statue

Florida man with drugs around penis denies they were his

9 days after tornado, cat found in rubble of building

US Politics

High court to hold special session on vaccine requirements

Biden and Dems scramble to salvage social, climate package

In milestone deal, Proud Boy pleads guilty in Capitol riot

Jan. 6 panel seeks interview with Trump ally Rep. Jim Jordan

International News

Live updates: Cases spike in Australia after lockdowns nixed

French kids line up to get vaccine shots as omicron spreads

Austria tamps down New Year’s Eve parties to fight omicron

Omicron less likely to put you in the hospital, studies say

Russian pipeline faces big hurdles amid Ukraine tensions

Tiananmen massacre statue barricaded at Hong Kong university

Israeli archaeologists find treasures in ancient shipwrecks


AP Sources: NFL discussed cancellations due to COVID-19

Texas A&M won’t play in Gator Bowl due to COVID-19 issues

No. 12 Auburn rolls over Murray State for 8th straight win

Grady, Tshiebwe help No. 20 Kentucky rout W. Kentucky 95-60

McNeil gets hot, sparks West Virginia past Penguins 82-52

Breakfast Blogs

We Really Don’t Need Some Guy They Call ‘The General’ Trying to Overturn a Free Election Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mike Flynn Forgets He Was Shit-Canned by Presidents of Both Parties emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Keeping Our Wits About Us digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What can we do about guns in stores? Sue the stores. Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The fall of “sanctified inequality” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hhullabaloo

Robert Reich Loses The Plot: Gets Basically Everything Wrong About Section 230, Fairness Doctrine & The 1st Amendment Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Federal Court Says Destroying Someone’s House To Apprehend A Fugitive Might Be A Constitutional Violation Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Judge Allows Confession from California Man Accused of Tasing Michael Fanone in Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

The Manchin Base Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rumors of war Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stop Trying to Make Fear Happen Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Eric Adams Wore A Bullet Proof Vest For 22 Years. He’s New York’s Infallible, God King Mayor Now. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

GOP Screeches About Empty Shelves As Joe Biden Piles Presents Under The Tree Liz Dye, Wonkette

House Report: Trump F*cked COVID Pooch On Purpose Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Charlie Kirk Knows Who’s Like Jesus, And It’s Kyle Rittenhouse! PEW! PEW! BANG! BANG! Evan Hurst, Wonkette