The Breakfast Club (In The For)

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

Joan of Arc is born; Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph to the public; Commercial airplane completes first round-the-world flight; Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked; Dizzy Gillespie and Rudolf Nureyev die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

E. L. Doctorow

Breakfast News

US News

US hospitals seeing different kind of COVID surge this time

US urges COVID boosters starting at age 12 to fight omicron

California to extend indoor mask mandate until mid-February

No deal, no school: Chicago cancels classes for a 2nd day

Dogs to visit 3 school districts to sniff out COVID-19

California adopts water restrictions as drought drags on

Texas day care gets reprieve after drilling plan is rejected

Blood test may one day predict severe pregnancy complication

Climate change, new construction mean more ruinous fires

Virginia officials defend response to snowy gridlock on I-95

‘Follow me’: Dog finds help, leads cops to owner’s car crash

‘River Dave’ arrested after returning to live at cabin site

Treasure hunters sue for records on FBI’s Civil War gold dig

US Politics

A year after Jan. 6, Congress more deeply divided than ever

Garland vows accountability for anyone responsible for 1/6

Man whose arrest led to ‘separate but equal’ is pardoned

Hannity, Fox face ethical issues over Trump text revelations

Former Books-A-Million CEO to run against Alabama governor

US prisons director resigning after crises-filled tenure

Big GOP gubernatorial field crowds onto stage for 1st time

International News

With salty language, Macron berates France’s unvaccinated

Australia’s COVID numbers surge amid Djokovic fallout

In Israel, omicron drives records, zigzag policy, 4th shots

US, Germany say Russia poses ‘urgent’ challenge to stability

German watchdog puts Google under closer antitrust scrutiny

Toxic gas leak from industrial tanker kills 6 in India

Salvador court re-opens probe into 1989 killing of 6 priests


Laszewski helps lift Notre Dame over North Carolina 78-73

No. 18 Tennessee tops Ole Miss 66-60 in overtime

Moore, Samuels lead No. 19 Villanova to rout of Creighton

No. 10 Michigan State beats Nebraska 79-67 for 8th straight

Doncic, Mavs beat Curry, Warriors 99-82 on Nowitzki’s night

Kyrie Irving returns to help Nets beat Pacers 129-121

Siakam scores 33 points, Raptors beat short-handed Bucks

Crosby, Rodrigues rally Penguins to 5-3 win over Blues

Maple Leafs send Oilers to 11th loss in 13 games, 4-2

Novak Djokovic denied entry to Australia, has visa canceled

US figure skating championships move forward with fans

Breakfast Blogs

Merrick Garland Made a Lethally Important Point About His January 6 Investigation Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“I’m Just There to Open the Envelopes:” The Select Committee and DOJ Investigations Converge at Mike Pence emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

James Taylor, King Herod, and January 6th Petrr, emptywheel

Insurrection normalization digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Next time, it will be worse Tm Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It’s Great That Winnie The Pooh Is In The Public Domain; But He Should Have Been Free In 1982 (Or Earlier) Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Appeals Court Denies Immunity To Bored Cop Who Decided To Turn A Natural Death Into A Murder Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Mississippi Zoning Board That Warned ‘If You Let Them Build It, They Will Come’ Is Ordered to Allow Construction of Mosque Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Another Capitol Police Officer, a 10-Year Veteran, Sues Donald Trump Under Ku Klux Klan Act for Jan. 6 ‘Call to Arms’ Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

How anti-democratic mechanisms beget further attacks on democracy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Right wing brain worms are a real thing Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 991 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Don’t Mention The War! driftglass, at his blog

Whoa, If True Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Meatball McPeenerToilet Didn’t Like Merrick Garland’s Speech, So There’s One Yelp Review Evan Hurst, Wonkette

We Saw JD Vance And WaPo In A Closet Making Babies Liz Dye, Wonkette

Washington Bible Mom Lady Running For Congress On Platform Of ‘Libraries Are Evil’ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette