The Breakfast Club (Old Age)

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

US launches 2003 attack on Baghdad; Televangelist Jim Bakker quits ministry due to scandal; Nevada legalizes casino gambling; Bob Dylan’s debut album is released.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre.

Philip Roth

Breakfast News

US News

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for 4th dose of COVID shot

Russian businesses in US face backlash from war in Ukraine

Ukraine war ups pressure for US oil; industry faces hurdles

Hydropower eyes bigger energy role, less environmental harm

2nd Amazon warehouse in NYC to hold union election in April

Rebuild or retreat? Newport eyes Cliff Walk’s eroding future

NASA head: We have cooperation with our Russian colleagues

Weighty case: Alabama man charged in theft of 70-ton crane

Super-valued: Special copy of Marvel Comics #1 fetches $2.4M

US Politics

House passes bill to prohibit discrimination based on hair

Russian oil sale to India complicates Biden’s efforts

California governor floats $100M plan for tribes to buy land

US education secretary to Florida LGBTQ kids: Got your back

Gov. Whitmer vetoes Republicans’ $2.5B tax cut legislation

New Mexico governor seeks economic relief in special session

International News

Live updates: Zelenskyy says 9,000 leave besieged Mariupol

Don’t help Russia’s invasion, Biden tells China’s Xi

Putin appears at big rally as troops press attack in Ukraine

American gunmakers help Ukrainians fight back against Putin

Russians are blocked at US border, Ukrainians are admitted

General: Iran, Israel missile strikes put US troops at risk

China reports first COVID-19 deaths in more than a year

Voting underway in East Timor presidential elections

Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Great Barrier Reef suffers widespread coral bleaching

3 cosmonauts arrive at space station in yellow and blue


Durant, Curry lead Nets back to beat Trail Blazers 128-123

Randle, Barrett help Knicks hold on to beat Wizards 100-97

Cavs top Nuggets 119-116 in OT, end Denver’s road win streak

Gobert, Butler lead Jazz to 121-92 victory over Clippers

James scores 35, Lakers beat Raptors in OT, snap 3-game skid

Tatum, Brown combine for 62, Celtics beat Kings 126-97

Pelicans strengthen play-in hopes, beat Spurs 124-91

Brogdon & Bitadze lead Pacers to 121-118 win over Rockets

Ovechkin ties game, scores in shootout as Caps top ’Canes

Breakfast Blogs

Never Go Full Stalin Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“The Laptop” Is the Functional Equivalent of The Steele Dossier, 1: Rudy Is the Real Scandal emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Playing Jenga the Russian Trade Edition Rayne, emptywheel

War for Ukraine 24: Not a Lot of Changes To Report Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Carlo Graziani on Russia and Ukraine WaterGirl, Balloon Juice

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fog of war? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Ukrainian Soldier Moves To Trademark ‘Russian Warship, Go Fuck Yourself” Because Of Course Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Cops Who Sued Journalist For Reporting On Their Poor Handling Of A Rape Case Lose Their Defamation Lawsuit Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Jehovah’s Witnesses Abusing Copyright Subpoena Process To Unmask Critics Mike Masnick, Techdirt

D.C. Appeals Court Overturns Ruling That Blocked Release of Documents Related to Senator’s Pre-COVID $1.65 Million Stock Selloff Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Project Veritas Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against CNN for Depicting Twitter Ban as Part of ‘Misinformation’ Crackdown Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Pro-Trump Lawyer for Mother of Hunter Biden’s Daughter Says He Expects President’s Son to Be Indicted Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Race to the bottom Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Amache Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Free speech” and “cancel culture” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This Is Never Going To Stop driftglass, at his blog

Some Stupid Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


CROWN Act Passes House: 189 Republicans Vote Against ‘Not Discriminating Against Black People’s Hair’ Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

All The Crazies Flocking To Idaho Again Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

MN GOP Too Busy Washing Its Hair To Host JD Vance’s Putin Apology Tour Liz Dye, Wonkette

New York Times Notes Conservatives Outlawing Speech, Libs Being Snitty. These Are The Same. Gary Legum, Wonkette

Candace Owens Reminds World That Zelenskyy Is A (((You Know What))) Eva Hurst, Wonkette