The Breakfast Club (Get It Right)

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

the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy; a searing image from the Vietnam War; Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran, ending years of exile; actor Clark Gable is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To get it first is important – but more important is to get it right.

Jessica Savitch

Breakfast News

US News

Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

US gives full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

AP source: US urges Pfizer to apply for under-5 COVID shots

Medical team going to Sierra Vista to battle COVID-19 surge

Mandate to vaccinate New Orleans schoolchildren kicking in

Hackers prey on public schools, adding stress amid pandemic

All-out effort to keep Biden COVID-free; no ‘normal’ yet

Judge rejects plea deal for man who killed Ahmaud Arbery

US federal prisons on lockdown after 2 Texas inmates killed

Officials: Bridge not bad enough to close after inspection

Louisiana expected to get $111M to clean up abandoned wells

US military to appeal Hawaii’s order to drain fuel tanks

Measuring climate change: It’s not just heat, it’s humidity

Fire at fertilizer plant may cause explosion, area evacuated

U.S. braces for another storm days after Northeast walloped by snow, freezing temps

Longest lightning bolt record: 477 miles over 3 states

Teen rejects Elon Musk’s $5,000 offer to shut down jet tracker

US Politics

Biden issues an infrastructure ‘roadmap’ to help spend $1T

White House: No ‘gaming the system’ on Supreme Court pick

FBI chief: Threat from China ‘more brazen’ than ever before

Universal health care bill fails to pass in California

Pritzker to offer relief on groceries, gas, property taxes

Pence’s former chief of staff testifies before Jan. 6 committee

International News

Canada PM tests positive for COVID, rips anti vaccine demo

Boris Johnson says sorry after report slams lockdown parties

Russia, US exchange accusations over Ukraine at UN

Ukraine security chief: Minsk peace deal may create chaos

A Uyghur gets death sentence, as China bans once OK’d books

Celebrations for Year of the Tiger are muted, but bring hope

Israel punishes officers over Palestinian detainee’s death

Canadian Conservative leader faces revolt by his lawmakers

Pregnant New Zealand journalist in Afghanistan can go home

How a group of Irish fishermen forced the Russian Navy into a U-turn


Akinjo scores 25 points as No. 8 Baylor overcomes WVU 81-77

Curry heats up late to lead Warriors over Rockets 122-108

Maxey leads 76ers past Grizzlies 122-119 in OT minus Embiid

Burks, Fournier lead Knicks to 116-96 win over Kings

Stutzle scores in OT to lift Senators to 3-2 win over Oilers

Matthews scores 3 as Maple Leafs rally past Devils 6-4

Breakfast Blogs

John Durham Suggests April Lorenzen Thinks He Bullied Her emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Irish Fish Stew Rayne, emptywheel

FL Dems: A cry for help? Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Welcome back Joe McCarthy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Shifty Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Massachusetts Court Says Breathaylzers Are A-OK Less Than Three Months After Declaring Them Hot Garbage Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Governor Inslee Wants To Jail Politicians Who Lie? What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Ilya Shapiro gets suspended for doing one too many racisms Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,006 Erik Loomis, Lawyers,Buns and Money

The Lincoln Project is Holistically Bad at Politics driftglass, at his blog

Moar Impeachment! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Beg Your Pardon, Susan Collins? Michael Mora, Wonkette

Anti-Vaxx ‘Freedom Convoy’ Truckers Harass Ottawa Soup Kitchen For Freedom, Eh Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Newt Gingrich Has Seen ‘Casablanca’ More Than 20 Times But Never Got The Point Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Admits To Attempting To Overthrow The Government. Again. Liz Dye, Wonkette