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Jan 21 2021

The Breakfast Club (Paving Roads)

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

France’s King Louis XVI executed; Vladimir Lenin dies; Alger Hiss found guilty of lying to grand jury; President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders; Concorde begins service.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.

Dolly Parton

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Panasonic works on special vaccine storage boxes

VIRUS TODAY: US states report COVID-19 vaccine shortage

States report vaccine shortages and cancel appointments

New CDC director takes over beleaguered agency amid crisis

Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden revokes permit

Biden plans temporary halt of oil activity in Arctic refuge

Man charged with pinning officer during US Capitol attack

US Politics

Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, virus

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

International News

Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada

Portugal sets records in one of world’s worst virus surges

Dutch propose curfew to rein in virus; will ban more flights

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

Netanyahu courts Arab voters in election-year turnabout

Report: Witness implicates Mexico’s army in abduction of 43

Sports

Packers realize how much Rodgers has at stake this weekend

Brady, talented Buccaneers playmakers developing chemistry

Chiefs’ Mahomes practices, remains in concussion protocol

Grizzlies-Blazers called off; Wizards worry about readiness

Breakfast Blogs

There Were Barbs Beneath Joe Biden’s Message of Unity, and They Were Meant for Ted Cruz Charles P.Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bannon Turned Out to Be the Irreplaceable One emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Amanda Gorman Made Silvester Beaman Sad, Joe Biden Happy, and John Lewis Dance Peterr, emptywheel

Down To Business digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Back to normal abnormal Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Reform Works: For The First Time EVER, Newark Cops Go An Entire Year Without Firing Their Guns, Being Sued Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Gaps in Trump’s Pardons: How the Biden Administration Can Still Pursue Justice Andrew Weissmann, Just Security

Biden Immediately Gets First Judicial Vacancy to Fill — And Many More Are Likely to Follow Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

New York Attorney General Urges Judge Not to Let NRA’s Bankruptcy Filing Put a Stop to Dissolution of Organization Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The Great Awankening Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Transitional Rot Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 768 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Boom Times Are Coming to the Indulgence Factory: UPDATE driftglass, at hisblog

Literary Corner: My Favorite Crimes Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

STICK WITH PURE RAGE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

On Four Straight Years Of Never Calling That Hot Garbage ‘President Trump’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

One Last Grift On His Way Out The Door Liz Dye, Wonkette

Biden Just Deleted The Stupid Ahistorical Bullsh*ts Of T—p’s ‘1776 Commission Report’ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette