Jul 23 2021

The Breakfast Club (Day To Day)

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

Race rioting hits Detroit; Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies; Britain’s Prince Andrew marries ‘Fergie’; Vanessa Williams gives up Miss America crown; Golfer Tiger Woods wins career grand slam.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an ‘is,’ it is a ‘becoming.’

Haile Selassie

Breakfast News

US News

Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections

With virus surging, LA County implores people to get shots

Juneau imposing COVID-19 restrictions amid rising cases

Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews

Philadelphia files suit over national opioid settlement

Rare pink water bird lands in Michigan, delighting public

Crafty cockatoos master dumpster diving and teach each other

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest returns to the Florida Keys

US Politics

Pelosi says ‘deadly serious’ Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP

House votes to evacuate more Afghan allies as US war ends

California makes change to pay unemployment benefits faster

DOJ won’t investigate how Pennsylvania handled nursing homes

GOP’s vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Rutledge calls for putting tax elimination on ’22 ballot

Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges

Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans

International News

The Latest: SKorea to extend distancing rules in Seoul area

China rebuffs WHO’s terms for further COVID-19 origins study

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

Room for 10,000: Inside China’s largest detention center

Violence, protests overshadow Mass for slain Haitian leader

Haiti leader’s slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers

Ecuador president decrees emergency in prisons after clashes


Kim earns 5th straight win on birthday, Cards beat Cubs 3-2

Braves beat Phillies 7-2, climb back into NL East race

Haase, Tigers win 7th straight, finish sweep of Rangers

NFL teams face potential forfeits for COVID-19 outbreaks

The Latest: Olympic map changed after Ukraine protests

IOC to include athletes kneeling in highlights, social media

Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast

EXPLAINER: Why Japan ‘rising sun’ flag provokes Olympic ire

US to play World Cup qualifier vs Jamaica in Austin, Texas

Breakfast Blogs

This Local Dispute in Kentucky Has One of the Saddest Subtexts You Can Imagine Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The “Big Boss” Directing Tom Barrack’s Actions emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Mary Had a Little Lambda [UPDATE-1] Rayne, emptywheel

Senator Whitehouse Is Surprised By Something He Should Not Be Surprised About: That the Secondary Kavanaugh Background Investigation Was Rigged Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Eyeing Federal Infrastructure Windfall, Private Equity Courts Public Utilities Lee Harris, The American Prospect

Village 2.0 Rising digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

COVID-19 Shows What Innovation Looks Like Without Patents (Spoiler: It Works) Charles Duan, Techdirt

With Justice Amy Coney Barrett on the Bench, Mississippi Boldly Asks the Supreme Court to Scrap Roe v. Wade Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

In First for Staten Island, Grant Williams Has Murder Conviction Overturned 23 Years Later Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Rules Against West Virginia’s ‘Save Women’s Sports Bill’: Transgender Girl Must Be Allowed to Try Out for Girls’ Team Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Kultist Krypto Kurrency Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I am beginning to suspect that the FBI’s investigation of Brett Kavanaugh was not comprehensive or impartial Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Liberal international order, yet again Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another Thing We’ll Do to Avoid the Problem Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why All Americans Need to Know Mexican History Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bipartisanship? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Let’s Check In With The Guy Who Says Trump Aced His Dementia Test Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Federalist Writer Shares Incredible Trauma Of Learning ‘Critical Race Theory’ In School Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Oklahoma GOP Sen. James Lankford Launches Half-Baked Boycott Of Ben & Jerry’s West Bank Boycott Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

It Was A Good Damn Day For Decency, Humanity, And Our Trans Children In Red States Liz Dye, Wonkette

30 Years Ago, Biden BLM Nominee Reported Spiked Trees, So GOP Sure She’s A Terrorist Doktor Zoom, Wonkette