The Breakfast Club (First Principle)

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

Charges dropped against Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case; Garry Kasparov loses a chess match against IBM’s Deep Blue computer; Songwriter Irving Berlin born; Reggae star Bob Marley dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.

Richard P. Feynman

Breakfast Blogs

Rick Scott Just Opened the 2024 Presidential Campaign on a Dispiritingly Sour Note Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Years into the Durham Investigation, a Jury Will Get to Hear about Trump’s Request that Russia Hack Hillary emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Senate Democrats’ Unanimous Fail Rayne, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 76: Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Clarifies Ukraine’s War Aims; Be Prepared For a Long Grind Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

The humanity digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The new nullification Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What Free Speech? Elon Musk Endorses EU’s Highly Censorial Approach To Content Moderation; Which Twitter Has Spent Years Fighting Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Cops Are Being Trained By Consultants Who Have Publicly Outed Themselves As Bigots And Far Right Extremists Tim Cushing, Techdirt

“Attempted murder,” now honestly, did they ever give anyone a Nobel prize for “attempted chemistry?” Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Republican chambers leaking as Republicans pretend to think that leaks from the Supreme Court are a constitutional crisis Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Delusional Democrats Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,091 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Opinions: Postscript Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Mark Esper Has Measured Himself, And Found That He Is A Hero Liz Dye, Wonkette

Instead Of Dr. Oz, This Scary Lady Could Win PA GOP Nomination For Senate! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

No One Taking Dinesh D’Souza’s Documentary Seriously, Except Other People Who Also Make Things Up Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Nice Time! Biden Announces Free Broadband For Working Families Doktor Zoom, Wonkette