The Breakfast Club (Quality Of Life)

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

John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for first time; Baseball’s first All-Star Game; Outbreak of the Biafran War; Painter Frida Kahlo born; Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon; Singing cowboy Roy Rogers dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There’s a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. I think. It’s absolutely a world onto itself.

Jamie Wyeth

Breakfast News

US News

Rural Kentucky health officials press on, one shot at a time

Navajo Nation reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Las Vegas is bouncing back, but the virus is on the rise too

Demolition widens search at condo site, but storms threaten

The battle for Mount Rushmore: ‘It should be turned into something like the Holocaust Museum’

Summer swelter trend: West gets hotter days, East hot nights

Water crisis reaches boiling point on Oregon-California line

Tribe becomes key water player with drought aid to Arizona

World’s tallest horse, Big Jake, dies in Wisconsin at age 20

Big cats, bears, ferrets get COVID-19 vaccine at Oakland Zoo

US Politics

New infrastructure deal must focus on climate, activists say

International News

Johnson says restrictions to ease, UK must live with virus

Spain restricts nightlife as virus surges among the young

Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19′s delta variant

Vatican: Pope alert and well a day after intestinal surgery

New Zealand records warmest-ever June as ski fields struggle

Ukraine criticized for making female cadets parade in heels


Alfaro homers in 8th, Marlins end Dodgers’ 9-game streak

Mets top Brewers 4-2 in a matchup of NL division leaders

Ober wins 1st, Kepler hits 2 homers, Twins top White Sox 8-5

Gamel hits 2 HRs, drives in 6 runs; Pirates rip Braves 11-1

Lowe hits slam, Rays rally with 2 in 9th to beat Indians 9-8

Peralta 7 scoreless innings for Tigers in 7-3 win at Rangers

Angels’ Maddon: Ohtani to pitch and hit in All-Star Game

Finally! Bucks, Suns set for the NBA Finals after long waits

US women defeat Mexico 4-0 in final tune-up before Olympics

At 34, ‘Mommy Rocket’ Fraser-Pryce sprinter to beat in Tokyo

Breakfast Blogs

“One if By Land, Two if By Sea:” What We Know of the Oath Keepers’ January 6 Quick Reaction Force emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheek

An important moratorium digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Animated by animus Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Where is everybody? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

License the damned vaccines Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 873 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Murc’s Law on Steroids Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names