Sep 13 2021

The Breakfast Club (Practical Politics)

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

Israel and the Palestinians sign a major accord; President George W. Bush takes responsibility for the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; Attica prison uprising ends; Rapper Tupac Shakur dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: West Virginia hits daily record in new cases

Northern Idaho’s anti-government streak hampers COVID fight

From COVID to Ida: Louisiana’s marginalized ‘see no way out’

Ida deals new blow to Louisiana schools struggling to reopen

Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Gulf Coast with heavy rain

Firefighters advance on blaze that shut California highway

Activists hail Lee statue removal, say more work remains

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Anchors aweigh: Cruise ship prepped to leave Baltimore port

Lucky cat: Falling feline gets saved at Miami football game

US Politics

Manchin favors trimming Biden budget plan by more than half

Barrett concerned about public perception of Supreme Court

FBI releases newly declassified record on Sept. 11 attacks

California voters: Less Republican and white than in 2003

White House, Democrats tangle over Biden bid to raise taxes

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

International News

UK ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues

Chinese city with coronavirus outbreak stops buses, trains

Japan passes 50% vaccination rate, may ease limits in Nov.

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

North Korea says it tested new long-range cruise missiles

Two women campaign to become France’s 1st female president

Oil-rich Norway goes to polls with climate on the agenda

German town seeks owner of baby ostrich found in local park


Blue Jays hit five homers, pound Orioles 22-7

Gilbert sharp as Diamondbacks hurt Mariners again in 5-4 win

Rangers hold off A’s 4-3 to win series, dent Oakland’s hopes

Scherzer near-perfect in milestone game; Dodgers beat Padres

Winston, Saints, overcome displacement, pound Packers 38-3

Mahomes dazzles as Chiefs rally for 33-29 win over Browns

Steelers rally to beat Bills 23-16 to open season

Murray gets 5 TDs, Jones 5 sacks as Cards rout Titans 38-13

Stafford leads LA Rams past Bears 34-14 in dynamic debut

‘Relief’: Djokovic’s bid for year Slam ends against Medvedev

Ogwumike, Sparks beat Storm 81-53, keep playoff hopes alive

Breakfast Blogs

Conservatives in Both Parties Would Rather the ATF Not Do Very Much About the F Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Felipe Marquez’ Plugged-In Misdemeanor Guilty Plea emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Mass hysteria digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The pay-for game Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Inspirational, gritty activist wins fight rigged in his favor to help Texas eliminate reproductive freedom Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 914 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd and The Lincoln Lads: The Inevitable Team-Up No One Asked For driftglass, at his blog

1/6 Is What They Claimed 9/11 Was Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

9/11 Knows America Lies to Itself The Rude Pundit, at his blog


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