The Breakfast Club (Saddest Aspect)

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

First U.S. Presidential Election; Clinton goes on trial in Senate; Khmer Rouge overthrown; Emperor Hirohito dies

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov

Breakfast News

US News

Spike in California virus cases hitting hospitals, schools

Schools sticking with in-person learning scramble for subs

Chicago nixes school for 3rd day as virus, union debate rage

Pandemic sidelines police, fire and teachers in California

Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

Survey: Parents increased quality time at pandemic’s start

US had 5 rabies deaths last year, highest total in a decade

California AG: Don’t file murder charges in stillbirths

Virginia preps for more bad weather amid storm of questions

A season of joy — and caution — kicks off in New Orleans

Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park

Winter storm blanketing parts of South with snow, ice

Seal skips ocean, makes home 100 miles up Hudson River

US Politics

Biden warns of US peril from Trump’s ‘dagger’ at democracy

Trump maintains grip on GOP despite violent insurrection

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

Hannity, Fox face ethical issues over Trump text revelations

Hawaii council predicts tax revenue jump as tourism rebounds

Washington Supreme Court rejects redistricting lawsuits

International News

Japan asks US forces to stay on base as COVID-19 cases jump

WHO: Record weekly jump in COVID-19 cases but fewer deaths

Orthodox observe Christmas amid virus concerns

Xi’an hospital punished for refusing entry to pregnant woman

Near-empty flights crisscross Europe to secure landing slots


No. 1 South Carolina ends No. 13 LSU’s 13-game win streak

Cunane, No. 5 Wolfpack women beat No. 19 Tar Heels 72-45

Back in action: No. 5 UCLA routs Long Beach State 96-78

Ten-Guins! Pens win 10th straight, 6-2 over Flyers

Kaprozov scores in 4th straight, Wild beat Bruins 3-2

Mariah Bell dazzles to win women’s short at nationals

Djokovic in limbo as he fights deportation from Australia

Breakfast Blogs

Of Course Joe Biden’s Speech Was Political. January 6 Saw Political Violence With a Political Goal. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

January 6 Is Unknowable emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Integrity digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Prosecuting Individual 1 Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Top Disney Lawyer To Become Top Copyright Office Lawyer, Because Who Cares About The Public Interest? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The VPN Is On Everybody’s Shitlist After Years Of Scammy Providers And Empty Promises Karl Bode, Techdirt

Minneapolis Oversight Board Says Police Department Should Ditch ‘Excited Delirium’ Training Tim Cushing, Techidrt

The Republican Party is pro-1/6 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The most shameless thing ever tweeted Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 992 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Notes on the Anniversary of a Failed Coup The Rude Pundi, at his blog

For the Record: January 6 Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

KARL ROVE, MEET KARL ROVE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Did Trump Incite The January 6 Riot? Depends What The Definition Of All These Tweets Is Shypixel, Wonkette

Ron DeSantis Is Back And Breathlessly Full Of Bad Takes Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

When Dick Cheney Is The Best The Republican Party Has To Offer, You Are Seditionist Pork-F*ck Trash Evan Hurst, Wonkette Liz Dye, Wonkette

Susan Collins Gonna Protect Voting Rights Just Like She Protected Roe V. Wade Doktor Zoom, Wonkette