The Breakfast Club (Extraordinary)

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

An armistice ends the fighting in World War I; Pilgrims sign Mayflower Compact; Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat dies; Author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and actor Leonardo DiCaprio born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.

Helen Hayes

Breakfast Blogs

The Sweet Has Turned to Sour in One Alabama Town’s Local Government Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

After a Year of Executive Privilege Fights, Mike Pence Just Tweeted It Out emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Day 260: ATACMS!!!!!! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

If a Democrat Even Flirts With a Rat — To the Fainting Couches mistermix, Balloon Juice

Ready for his close-up Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Will the media take a look in the mirror? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

When we win, keep talking about the winning! Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Orange lightning strikes twice? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Houston PD Drops Cases Tainted By Corrupt Narcotics Officers, But Decides It Can Still Keep Seized Cash Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Twitter Blue’s New Verification / Not Verification Scheme Widely Abused On Day One Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Judge Sanctions Trump’s Lawyers for ‘Shotgun’ RICO Suit Over Russia Probe, Suggests ‘Bar and Disciplinary Authorities’ Might Be Needed Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Alex Jones Gets His Assets Frozen and Is Ordered to Pay Additional $473 Million in Punitive Damages by Sandy Hook Trial Judge He Called a ‘Tyrant’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Upholds New Hampshire’s Criminal Defamation Law, Even as Judge Warns Statute ‘Cannot Be Reconciled with Our Democratic Ideals’ Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Justice Sotomayor Rejects Emergency Application of NYC Firefighters, Cops, and Teachers Raising Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Overshooting is better than undershooting Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,235 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Red Ripple Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Michigan Unf*cks Its Maps And Democracy Happens Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Are You OK, New York Times? Do You Need A Policeman Or A Grownup? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

There Is A Flaw In Jesse Watters’s ‘Marry Women So They Vote Republican’ Plan Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Fox News Afternoon Bros Wilding Out Over Midterms, Thoughts And Prayers To All Them Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Thank You, Gen Z! Liz Dye, Wonkette