The Breakfast Club (Set Backs)

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

Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce they are separating; The Charge of the Light Brigade – is published in Britain; Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa is elected president in Poland; Actor Kirk Douglas is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Do not allow setbacks to set you back.

Stacey Abrams

Breakfast News

US News

The AP Interview: CDC chief says omicron mostly mild so far

COVID cases spike even as US hits 200M vaccine milestone

Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicron

Correction officers’ union sues NYC over vaccine mandate

Record-high Michigan COVID-19 hospitalizations still rising

California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

Giant Christmas tree outside Fox News headquarters set afire

Coast Guard swimmer pulls body from car above Niagara Falls

US and rural Nevada town clash over 1905 irrigation canal

Allergan settles for $200M with New York over opioids

Expelled Coast Guard cadet sues over policy banning parents

Company weeds out competition, bakes 850-pound pot brownie

US Politics

Senate rejects Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses

Meadows sues as Jan. 6 panel proceeds with contempt case

Revamped New Mexico 3-seat congressional map is advanced

Progressive Democrats pressure Pelosi to discipline Boebert

Congress set to change military sexual assault prosecutions

Manchin says he wouldn’t defy parliamentarian on immigration

Court suggests religious schools OK to get Maine tuition aid

NC’s top court halts March primary due to remapping suits

Senate confirms Rollins as US attorney for Massachusetts

International News

With vaccine resistance high, Poland faces surge of deaths

UK: Omicron spreading quickly; Time to work from home again

UK’s Johnson apologizes, orders probe of staff lockdown fest

Biden: “Severe consequences” for Putin if he attacks Ukraine

US orders arms embargo on Cambodia, cites Chinese influence

Dozens of camels barred from Saudi beauty contest over Botox

Nobels for medicine, economics given in California ceremony


No. 20 Florida bounces back from stunner, handles UNF 85-55

Martin scores career-high 28 as Heat beat Bucks 113-104

Kuzma’s buzzer-beater lifts Wiz over slumping Pistsons in OT

Doncic scores 26, Mavs rally past Grizzlies to end skid

Duarte, Turner lead Pacers over Knicks 122-102

Embiid scores 32, 76ers hold off Hornets again 110-106

Rockets beat shorthanded Nets 114-104 for 7th straight win

Avs beat New York 7-3; Trouba delivers another hard check

Woods to make return from car crash at PNC Championship

Breakfast Blogs

The Supreme Court Is Dead-Set on Recasting Religious Neutrality as Religious Discrimination Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Citing “Considerable Detail” in Affidavits, Judge Denies Bid to Unseal Project Veritas Warrants emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Young Democrats are right: There is no reason to date or befriend Trump voters Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Meadows on the hot seat digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hhullabaloo

Say it with him Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Missouri Governor Still Lying About Reporters Who Uncovered Ridiculous Bad State Computer Security; Still Insists They Were Hackers Mike Masnick, Techdirt

New Jersey Cop Facing Charges After Hitting A Man With His Car And Driving His Body To His Mom’s House Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Bluetoothghazi, Day 3 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Momney

The triumph of right wing propaganda in America Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 973 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

In Which David Brooks Looks Upon Imaginary Conservatism’s Mighty Works and Despairs driftglass, at hi blog

Slave of the Passions Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


What’s In The Defense Authorization Bill? Some Interesting Sh*t! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Is Mark Meadows TRYING To Catch A Federal Charge? Let’s Ask These Very Interesting Documents! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Tucker’s 14-Minute Boner Infomercial For Putin’s Russia Was Kinda Weird Last Night Evan Hurst, Wonkette

When Will We Finally Accept That Trumpism Was Never About Economic Anxiety? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette