The Breakfast Club (Gossip)

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

World War II’s Battle of Stalingrad ends; Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda; author James Joyce born; dancer-actor-coreographer Gene Kelly dies; punk rocker Sid Vicious dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.

Liz Smith

Breakfast News

US News

Minority women most affected if abortion is banned, limited

Asian Americans mark Lunar New Year amid ongoing hate crimes

Native American tribes reach $590 million opioid settlement

Food delivery workers, ride-share drivers demand more rights

‘UCLA classes to resume after lecturer arrested over threats

Tennessee community college suffers ransomware attack

6 more counties switch to regional driver licensing offices

Winter storm brings freezing rain, snow to wide swath of US

Dry January means less water than normal in California snow

US Politics

Biden aims to reduce cancer deaths by 50% over next 25 years

New N. Carolina state House member replaces veteran Fisher

Utah, home of conservative Trump critics, hosts GOP meeting

International News

New turning point? More countries easing COVID restrictions

Virus enters Tonga along with disaster aid, lockdown planned

Italy military chaplain hits back at vaccine-mandate critic

Too many masks: WHO cites glut of waste from COVID response

Beijing says COVID-19 situation ‘controllable,’ ‘safe’

Putin accuses US, allies of ignoring Russian security needs

As Russia tensions boil, US farmer remains jailed in Ukraine

Millions at risk as drought threatens the Horn of Africa

France to decide soon on military’s future in Mali

Lebanon’s taxi, bus and van drivers block roads in protest

Iran state TV streaming site targeted with dissident message

Inflation in 19 countries using the euro hits another record

UAE welcomes Somali apology for seized cash, easing dispute


No. 14 Texas Tech wins 77-64 over Beard and No. 23 Texas

No. 15 Providence holds off St John’s 86-82 for 6th straight

Suns roll to 11th straight victory, beat Nets 121-111

Breakfast Blogs

We Thought We Were Lucky the American Fascists Were Incompetent. But Even They Came Close.Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Tom Barrack Suggests He Can’t Be Prosecuted Because It Didn’t Happen Early Enough To Be Obstructed emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The right wing and its ideological allies digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Government is not the only thing Republicans want to drown in their bathtubs Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Senators’ ‘Myths & Facts’ About EARN IT Is Mostly Myths, Not Facts Mike Masnick, Techdirt

George W. Bush Appointee Becomes Seventh District Judge to Reject Motion to Dismiss Jan. 6 Obstruction Charge Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Let them guitars blast for Joni and Neil Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Canada anti-vax protests Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,007 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

You Say You Miss The Comforting, Toxic Myopia of 2010 David Brooks-Brand False Equivalence? driftglas, at his blog


Black Students Threatened With Bombs, But GOP Knows A Black Woman Justice Is The Greatest Threat Of All Liz Dye, Wonkette

Is There A Michigan Crazy Person Who ISN’T Running Against Gretchen Whitmer? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Bari Weiss CANNOT BELIEVE YOU PEOPLE! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Comic Book Guy Sends Free Copies Of ‘Maus’ To TN Kids. That’s How You Beat Nazis! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette