The Breakfast Club (Who You Are)

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

President Bill Clinton denies affair; first European settlers in Australia ; General Douglas MacArthur is born ; Wayne Gretzky born; musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.

Ellen DeGeneres

Breakfast News

US News

COVID-19 vaccine booster drive is faltering in the US

Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

Judge temporarily restores New York’s mask mandate

COVID cases decline in Seattle area, surge moves east

DeSantis blasts FDA for halting drugs ineffective on omicron

Biden administration officially withdraws vaccine rule

National Guard sees troops reupping despite COVID, hard year

California redwood forest returned to Native American tribes

Chalk it up: Michigan parking dispute could cover thousands

SAT going digital in shifting college admissions landscape

Another delay for ex-deep-sea treasure hunter stuck in jail

US plans more wild horse roundups this year than ever before

Meet Methuselah, the oldest living aquarium fish

Rare eagle seen in Maine, wowing birders, might stay a bit

US Politics

GOP map ties ‘woke’ Kansas enclave to Trump-loving areas

Pelosi to seek reelection with Democratic majority at risk

Alabama appeals ruling ordering new congressional districts

Gov. Baker: After 2 years battling pandemic, state is strong

Hawaii legislation would reform management of Mauna Kea

Democratic lawmakers seek incentives for hydrogen production

Reichenbach wins Republican primary for Leatherman’s seat

International News

Ukrainian leaders: Stay calm, Russian invasion not imminent

US, Europe plan for any cutoff of Russian natural gas

Russia adds Navalny and his top allies to list of terrorists

Saudi restores full ties with Thailand after diamond dispute

US approves major arms sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

Canada First Nation finds possible burial sites at school


No. 7 UCLA defeats No. 3 Arizona 75-59 in Pac-12 showdown

Colorado completes comeback in 82-78 win over Oregon

Kennard scores 7 in final 9 seconds as Clippers stun Wizards

James has 33, Lakers beat Nets 106-96 in Davis’ return

Edwards has 40 points, Timberwolves down Blazers 109-107

Oilers score in OT with seconds left for 3-2 win vs. Canucks

Predators beat Kraken 4-2 for 3rd straight win

Breakfast Blogs

John Durham Had No Idea Michael Sussmann Provided Another Anonymous Tip on Behalf of Rodney Joffe emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine Rayne, emptywheel

Ukraine Starter Kit, Courtesy of Gin & Tonic WaterGirl, Balloon Juice

Now It Can Be Asked: ‘Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?Anne Laurie, Balloon Juice

Who wrote that crazy coup memo? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How crazy are they? and How crazy are they? — Part 2 Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Enough Is Enough: The Senate Should Stop Playing Games And Confirm Gigi Sohn Christopher Shelton, Techdirt

The DEA Is Using A Law Created To Give It Access To Landline Records To Gather Data From Encrypted Messaging Services Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Yet Another Really Dumb Lawsuit Filed Against Meta Because Some People Who Did A Bad Thing May Have Met On Facebook Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Appeals Court Judge Leaves New York Mask Rule in Place Even Though Trial Judge Found it Unconstitutional Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

D.C. Circuit Rejects MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Appeal After Judge Refuses to Throw Out Dominion’s Lawsuit Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Judge Rejects Bid to Dismiss Case of Men Accused of Plotting to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Unearned moralists disgrace themselves yet again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Moral Failings of Israel Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Heart like a MAGA wheel

Prophesyin’ For Dummies driftglass, at his blog

Democrats Need to Do What They Will Never Do: Burn the GOP Down The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Boring Democrats, Always Solving Problems and Shit Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Urine-Drinking ‘Vaccine Cop’ Weirdo Crosses Anti-Vaxx, Sovereign Citizen Streams Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Federal Court Tosses Alabama’s Preposterous Racial Gerrymander Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joe Biden Says What All Patriotic Americans Thinking About Peter Doocy Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Young Nevada Black Man Falsely Arrested For Amazing Resemblance To Old White Guy Stephen Robinson, Wonkette