The Breakfast Club (Muddling Through)

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

Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Tokyo Bay; Industrialist John D. Rockefeller born; Word of what becomes known as ‘The Roswell Incident’; North Korea’s Kim Il Sung dies; Ziegfeld stages first ‘Follies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.

Anna Quindlen

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Every county in Maine above 50% vaccination rate

Crews give up hope of finding survivors at collapse site

AP: Body cam prompts new look at what killed Black motorist

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

NYC honors essential workers at parade up Canyon of Heroes

US Politics

Adams’ win in NYC latest in surge for moderate Democrats

Latest hack to test Biden’s vow for consequences for Russia

Fencing will come down, but Capitol still closed to visitors

Biden seeks to strengthen options for workers with new order

International News

Desperate Indonesians search for oxygen as virus cases soar

South Korea’s cases jump to 1,200 amid slow vaccination

Haiti PM: 4 suspected killers of president slain, 2 arrested

South Africa’s ex-leader turns himself in for prison term

Fiery explosion erupts on ship at major global port in Dubai

Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts


Tigers overcome 2 more Gallo homers to top Rangers 5-3

DeGrom’s ERA rises above 1.00 as Mets beat Brewers 3-2

Almonte fuels rally as Braves surge past Pirates 14-3

Ohtani hits milestone 32nd homer, Angels edge Red Sox 5-4

5 Rays pitchers no-hit Indians for doubleheader sweep

Gray, India leads Reds over Royals 5-2 with late rally

England beats Denmark 2-1, reaches Euro 2020 final

Olympics likely to open during COVID ‘state of emergency’

Breakfast Blogs

Anyone Who Wonders How We Got Here Is a Liar or a Fool Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Stand Back and Stand By:” John Pierce’s Plan for a Public Authority or — More Likely — a MyPillow Defense emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Trump troops gather digby aka Heather Digby parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cheating just to get by Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fourth Circuit Appeals Court Says Right To Access Court Documents Begins When The Documents Are Filed Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Biden Executive Order Will Try To Address Some ‘Right To Repair’ Harms Karl Bode, Techdirt

Facebook Is Banning Anyone Charged With Participating In Capitol Hill Insurrection Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Legal Experts Point Out Glaring Errors in Trump Lawsuits Against Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Appeals Court Affirms Immunity for Cops Who Tased Gasoline-Soaked Man and Burned Him to Death Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Trump-Appointed Judge Refuses to Block Enforcement of Georgia Voter Laws in Upcoming Runoff Election Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Michigan Judge Refuses to Allow Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and Other ‘Kraken’ Attorneys to Skip Sanctions Hearing Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Fox News: It’s emblematic of where we are as a nation that people believe our lies Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The cult of the Court Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Low Wage Workers Having Power Is a Good Thing Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If You Want My Future, Forget My Past: Updated driftglass, at his blog

I don’t have to! Yastrerblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Why Critical Race Theory? Because What the Hell Else Do Republicans Have to Run on The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Are You A Nazi Who Got Banned From Facebook? Trump Law Operators Are Standing By! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Dan Crenshaw Says Joe Biden Not His Real Dad, Dan Crenshaw Is GROWNED UP! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Kevin McCarthy Contemplates Best Way To Ratf*ck January 6 Commission Liz Dye, Wonkette

Paul LePage Must Rule Maine Again, Has Unfinished Business With Smoothie, Shifty, D-Money Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

GOP Rep Pretty Sure Soldiers Can Just Quit Over Vaccine Requirements Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

‘Red’ States Just Dying To See Joe Biden Fail To Get Them Vaccinated Stephen Robinson, Wonkette