The Breakfast Club (Without Hypocrisy)

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

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes ; Sir Francis Drake dies; José Martí born; Vince Lombardi is named head coach.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.

Jose Marti

Breakfast News

US News

What to know about BA.2, the newest Covid omicron variant

Experts: Worst of virus surge over in Vegas, soon in Reno

San Francisco eases mask rule, official says LA not ready

Palin dines out again in NYC days after positive virus test

Federal student loan forgiveness program fulfills an elusive promise: To erase debts

US Supreme Court clears way for execution of Alabama inmate

Federal judge throws out oil lease sale in Gulf of Mexico

Fearing tips could get lost, sheriff halts Facebook comments

Study: Gas stoves worse for climate than previously thought

Young humpback whale freed from mooring line, buoy off Maui

Fake poop helps evicted owls settle into new neighborhood

US Politics

Biden’s high court pledge shows growing power of Black women

Who’s who among some possible top Supreme Court contenders

Low public confidence in Supreme Court as Breyer retires

After bitter battles, Senate eyes less toxic court fight

Florida GOP aims to curtail school lessons on sex, gender

Two weeks after COVID, Justice visits Capitol for speech

Ryan, not onstage, takes central focus at Ohio Senate event

Massachusetts House debates voting rights legislation

Latinos are showing little sign of shifting away from Democrats, Gallup finds

International News

COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

Biden says Russian invasion in Feb. ‘distinct possibility’

Russian roar on Ukraine rings hollow to Latin America allies

World remembers Holocaust as antisemitism rises in pandemic

N. Korea confirms missile tests as Kim visits munitions site


Arkansas women defeat No. 12 LSU 90-76

Engstler, Cochran power No. 5 Louisville in win over FSU

Coulibaly, Auburn women close strong to stun No. 4 Tennessee

Hillmon, No. 7 Michigan cruise past No. 22 Ohio State, 77-58

Embiid scores 26, leads 76ers past LeBron-less Lakers 105-87

Blue Jackets bounce back, beat Rangers 5-3

Kings edge Islanders 3-2 for second win in three games

Svechnikov’s shootout goal sends Canes over Senators 3-2

Larsson leads Kraken to first OT win, 2-1 over Penguins

Saad, Husso spark Blues to 5-1 win over Flames

Bennett, Barkov lift Panthers over Golden Knights 4-1

Robinson goal lifts US over El Salvador 1-0 in Cup qualifier

Breakfast Blogs

This Is Parents and Legislators Under the Sway of a Media Industrial Complex Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Brandon Straka Assures MAGAts That He Didn’t Share Evidence of Any Pre-January 6 Crimes emmptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

International Holocaust Remembrance Day & the 77th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Sickening racism, right up front digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Expansion of Bigotry tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Trump downgrade Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Alabama Town Has 1,253 People, Nine Cops, And Generates $600,000 A Year From Traffic Stops Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Are Overly Aggressive Trademark Lawyers Learning Not To Be Such Assholes All The Time? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

What Conservatives Really Mean When They Say Biden’s Potential SCOTUS Nominees Are “Unqualified” Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

Campus PC is as out of control as it’s ever been Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How many good candidates are there for Breyer’s seat on the SCOTUS? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,003 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Anti-Vaxxers: There’s Gold In Them Thar Substacks! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Meghan McCain Survives COVID, Still No Cure For Raging Assh*le Gary Legum, Wonkette

The Top 147 Reasons Mitch McConnell Can Shut His Supreme Court Bullsh*t Facehole Liz Dye, Wonkette

Ron DeSantis: Give Floridians Monoclonal Antibodies Or Give Them Death From Ineffective Medical Treatment Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Return Of Zombie ‘Don’t Say Gay’ In F-L-A! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Some Old White Idiot Pretty Sure YouTube Hypnotizing Him. (It Is Eric Clapton.) Evan Hurst, Wonkette