The Breakfast Club (Be The Light)

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 and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant born; Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed; U.S. Marines attack North Africa during the First Barbary War; Ailing baseball star Babe Ruth honored.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You’ve got to be one that, wherever you are, like a flower, you’ve got to blossom where you’re planted. You cannot eliminate darkness. You cannot banish it by cursing darkness. The only way to get rid of darkness is light and to be the light yourself.

Cory Booker

Breakfast Blogs

Ron DeSantis Says He’s Protecting You From the Left’s ‘Absolute Control.’ He Just Wants It For Himself. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Not Us at All:” In His Bid to Pierce Privilege, John Durham Makes Strong Case for Immunizing Rodney Joffe emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 62: The Defense of Ukraine on the 36th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

The inevitable impeachment fest digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It’s war Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

As SCOTUS Considers Fate of Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy, One Justice Says Texas Would Leave U.S. Immigration Decisions ‘in the Hands of Mexico’ Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Biden Issues First Round of Pardons and Commutations in Cases of Former U.S. Secret Service Agent, Dozens of Nonviolent Drug Convictions — What to Know Colin Kalmbaccher, Law & Crime

Sandy Hook and the Big Lie Paul Campos, Lawyers Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,079 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

MARK PENN IS A PUSH POLLSTER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Joe Manchin Offers Democrats Once Last Chance To Kick Lucy’s Football Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Brooklyn Library Gonna Give Teens All The Banned Books They Want Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

GOP Terrified Trump Might Get Twitter Back Before Midterms, F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Ron DeSantis Presents: ELECTIONS POLICE liz Dye, Wonkette

Well Of Course Republicans Want To Institutionalize Bullying. It’s What They Love. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette