The Breakfast Club (Try)

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

The hydrogen-filled airship Hindenburg explodes and crashes; Psychologist Sigmund Freud and actor-director Orson Welles born; Roger Bannister is the first athlete to run a mile in fewer than four minutes.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The only failure is not to try.

George Clooney

Breakfast News

US News

FDA restricts J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

Virus found in pig heart used in human transplant

HBCU medical schools to tackle organ transplant disparities

Fire crews close in around massive New Mexico wildfire

Tornadoes strike Texas, Oklahoma, cause widespread damaged

Small businesses still struggle to find enough workers

Telecom groups end fight against California net neutrality

As diversity rises, US boards still disproportionately white

Bus video gives more info about Pittsburgh bridge collapse

Military college student sues armed forces over HIV policy

Postmaster general: Get used to ‘uncomfortable’ rate hikes

Lawmakers approve $100M fund for youth center abuse victims

Maine close to ridding license plates of obscenities

K-9 named Zorro captures Florida man after high-speed chase

Your dog’s personality may have little to do with its breed

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population steadily increases

It’s a joey! Bronx Zoo announces birth of rare tree kangaroo

US Politics

Biden taps 1st Black woman, LGBT White House press secretary

Senate to vote next week on protecting abortion rights

Once conflicted, Biden embraces role as abortion defender

Advocates worry other rights at risk if court overturns Roe

It’s Chief Justice Roberts’ Court, but does he still lead?

Major companies stay mum on thorny abortion issue – for now

Next battle over access to abortion will focus on pills

W.Va. House race pits Trump loyalty against infrastructure

International News

WHO: Nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19

Hong Kong reopens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

Ukrainian troops unlikely to get easy exit from steel mill

Official: US gave intel before Ukraine sank Russian warship

Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India’s coal usage

Marcos redux? Dictator’s son may win Philippine presidency


Mets floor Phillies with 7-run 9th, Marte caps 8-7 win

Ohtani fans 11 in his Fenway pitching debut, Angels win 8-0

Mountcastle, Hays lift Orioles to 5-3 win over Twins

Rookie Kwan hits first homer, Guardians beat Blue Jays 6-5

Hampson, Rodgers, Grichuk hit HRs, Rockies beat Nats 9-7

Adames homers twice as Brewers pound lowly Reds 10-5

Paul has another stellar 4th, Suns blow past Mavs 129-109

Adebayo, Butler lead Heat past 76ers 119-103 in Game 2

Brown scores 30, Celtics beat Bucks 109-86 to even series

Panarin, Vatrano help Rangers beat Penguins 5-2 in Game 2

Panthers rout Capitals 5-1 in Game 2 to even series

Breakfast Blogs

Justice Alito Cited a Few Cromwellian Nightmares In His Draft Opinion Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Durham May Lose His Battle But Gain New Ammunition to Fight His War emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 71: Azovstal’s Defenders Are Still Holding On adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Alito’s Role Model Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

When good government goes wrong digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Seizing the moral high ground Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Most Price Increases from Inflation Have Gone to Corporate Profits Max B. Sawicky, In These Times

Judge: Clemency Board With Three Cops On It Doesn’t Violate Rule Against More Than Two People From Same Profession Tim Cushing, Techdirt

SafeGraph Stops Selling Location Data Of Abortion Clinic Visitors, But… Karl Bode, Techdirt

Medical Device Makers Sue Library Of Congress For Allowing People To Fix Their Own Medical Devices Mike Masnick, Techdirt

WE COULD CRUSH YOU IF WE DECIDED TO Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Do Not F*cking Tell Us To Calm Down Liz Dye, Wonkette

Stacey Abrams Pauses Campaign Fundraising To Buy You An Abortion Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

GOP Rep. Pals Around With Actual Child Predator While Accusing Teachers Of ‘Grooming’ Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

GOP Knows Trick To Make Voters Happy About Giving Up Abortion Rights, It’s Called Lying Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Badass Reporter Outs GOP Gov Candidate As Homophobic Jerkwad Who’s About To Lose This Election Stephen Robinson, Wonkette