Jul 21 2021

The Breakfast Club (Medical Decisions)

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

First major battle in America’s Civil War fought at Bull Run in Virginia; Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ concludes; Peace deal ends Indochina War; Author Ernest Hemingway and actor-comedian Robin Williams born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?

Garry Trudeau

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Eased visiting rules urged for nursing homes

Schools confront more polarization with mask rules for fall

Monster wildfire tests years of forest management efforts

US Politics

Big infrastructure bill in peril; GOP threatens filibuster

McConnell urges Americans: ‘Get vaccinated’ as cases spike

US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

International News

India’s pandemic death toll could be in the millions

Haiti installs new leader as country mourns slain president

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying


The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions for the first time since 1971

Bell hits 100th career HR, Nats beat Marlins, 3rd win in row

Royals top Brewers 5-2; early start for fans to watch Bucks

Olson homers, Kaprielian dominates as A’s blank Angels 6-0

Red Sox-Blue Jays game postponed, will be made up in Toronto

Japan tops Australia in softball as delayed Tokyo Games open

Breakfast Blogs

Nobody Needs Ousting Like Senator Ron (Shreds of Freedom) Johnson Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On the Missing Inspector General Report[s] about Wilbur Ross’ Lies emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

About the breakthroughs digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Legislatus interruptus Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Judge Ignores First Amendment, Misreads Town Law, While Ordering Resident To Remove ‘Fuck Biden’ Signs Tim Cushing, Techdirt

‘A Win for Democracy and Racial Justice’: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Voter Purges in Indiana Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Rejects House Republicans’ Lawsuit Against Nancy Pelosi Over Pandemic-Related Voting Changes in Congress Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene, in Ten Words or Less, Gets HIPAA All Wrong Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

The evangelical grift in Donald Trump’s America Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Child Tax Credit if a big fucking deal (TM) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 881 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Country: South/Central Illinois driftglass, at his blog

Why We’re So Fucking Angry at the Unvaccinated The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Palo Alto Cops Sue Art For Being Mean Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Probably Time To Get Your Masks Out Again, Yes Even If You’re Vaccinated Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

GOP Goes To War For Sacred Right Of Wealthy Americans To Cheat On Their Taxes Liz Dye, Wonkette

Rick Wiles Gonna Fight Brawny Leftist Coward Meta-Human Sissies Who Wanna Make Him Get COVID Shot Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Wow! Looks Like Swing District Dems *Really* Want To Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Texas Senate Discovers Martin Luther King Was One Of Those Awful Critical Race Theorists All Along! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette