The Breakfast Club (Unthinkable)

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

American Civil War effectively ends; Iraq celebrates collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime; NASA announces first seven astronauts dubbed the Mercury Seven; Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial; Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.

J. William Fulbright

Breakfast News

US News

‘Get used to it’: Outbreaks give taste of living with virus

Woman faces Texas murder charge after self-induced abortion

Amazon seeks to overturn union win, says vote was tainted

Florida groups canvass spring breakers to warn of fentanyl

In outcome of Whitmer case, some see freedom, others danger

Police: Three dead in shooting at Georgia gun range

Treatment for opioid addiction often brings discrimination

Juvenile lifer seeks reprieve amid broader push for leniency

Students petition Georgia school district for Muslim holiday

US Politics

Jackson, COVID and a retirement show Congress’ partisan path

Trans kids fear Alabama laws targeting medicine, bathrooms

CNN: Trump Jr. text shows ideas to overturn 2020 election

North Carolina Senate race tests Trump’s endorsement power

Abrams-backed election lawsuit goes to trial in Georgia

Illinois lawmakers approve $46.5B budget with tax relief

SC Senate passes bill banning COVID-19 vaccine requirments

Florida has 3rd largest number of school book ban incidents

International News

More civilians flee east Ukraine after deadly station strike

Intel: Putin may cite Ukraine war to meddle in US politics

In France, a nail-biting election as Macron’s rival surges

Shanghai hospital pays the price for China’s COVID response

Pakistan’s embattled PM faces tough no-confidence vote

Air traffic controllers’ protest delays flights in Warsaw

Mexico’s converted island prison ready to receive tourists

Pressure mounts on Sri Lanka leader to quit as crisis grows

Powerful 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey


Donaldson lifts Yankees to opening win over Red Sox in 11th

Lindor plunking overshadows Scherzer’s return; Mets top Nats

Peña homers with parents watching, Astros thump Angels 13-6

Jays rally from 7 down for season-opening win over Rangers

Manaea brilliant on mound, Padres top Diamondbacks 3-0

Morton sharp in return from broken leg, Braves top Reds 7-6

Wander Franco has 3 hits, Rays win opener over Orioles 2-1

Austin Slater’s double in 10th lifts Giants past Marlins 6-5

Schwarber goes deep for Phillies in 9-5 win over Athletics

Cy Young winner Ray sharp in Mariners debut, tops Twins 2-1

NBA-leading Suns rally to beat Jazz 111-105 with big 4th

Ball scores 24, Hornets bury Bulls early in 133-117 win

Bam Adebayo’s late dunk lifts Heat over Hawks, 113-109

Pascal Siakam helps Raptors rally to beat Rockets 117-115

Toppin scores 35, Knicks rout Wizards 114-92

Giannis Antetokounmpo has 30 points, Bucks rout Pistons

Doncic has 39 points, 11 rebounds, 16th tech in Mavs’ win

Lakers snap 8-game skid with 120-101 win over Thunder

Avalanche edge Jets 5-4 in OT for 5th straight win

Robert Thomas scores in overtime, Blues beat Wild 4-3

Bruins move ahead of Lighting in Atlantic with 2-1 OT win

Palmieri rescues Isles in final-minute win over Hurricanes

Coyle’s OT goal lifts Bruins past Lightning 2-1

Bennett scores late, Panthers rally to beat Sabres 4-3

Women play their first polo world championship in Argentina

Breakfast Blogs

Don Junior Was Claiming the ‘Moral High Ground’ in His Overturn-the-Election Texts Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Back Was Stood, And By Was Stood: The Passive Voice Behind the Top Down Structure of the Charles Donohoe Statement of Offense emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 44: Russia Selects a New Commanding General For Their Next Offensive Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law is built on a lie Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

The right wing pedophilia smear is very alarming digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Universal distrust Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Streaming Providers Tell FCC That Taxing Streaming TV Would Be Dumb karl Bode, Techdirt

How Would Senator James Lankford React If A Democratic Senator Demanded Fox News Explain Its Editorial Policies? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

‘Objections Are Nonsense’: N.Y. AG Letitia James Asks Court to Force Donald Trump’s Real Estate Firm to Comply With Subpoenas Colin Kalmbacher Law & Crime

Michael Sussmann’s Defense Team Accuses Durham Probe Attorneys of Missing Key Discovery Deadline, Asks Judge to Block Testimony Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

You constantly defend right-wing public officials and attack left-wing ones, and for some reason people think of you as a right-winger Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Changes in life expectancy in the USA and other peer countries during the pandemic Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,065 erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Joe Walsh and the Rage of Tantalus driftglass, at his blog


Woman Charged With Murder For Self-Induced Abortion, Because That’s What Texas Does Now Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Dolly Parton Will Always Love You, And You, And Everyone Except Possibly This Federalist Idiot Gary Legum, Wonkette

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg Pinky Swears Trump Investigation Isn’t Imploding Like A Trump Hotel Liz Dye, Wonkette

Communist Judge Puts Ammon Bundy In Communist Idaho Jail Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

DOJ Investigating Trump’s Top Secret Mar-a-Lago Boxes Maybe Sorta Kinda Allegedly Not Sure Could Be Though Evan Hurst, Wonkette