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Dec 28 2021

The Breakfast Club (Architects)

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

Pres. Woodrow Wilson is born; John C. Calhoun becomes first US vice president to resign; Alexander Solzhenitsyn ‘Gulag Archipelago’ is published; Actor Denzel Washington & comic book creator Stan Lee are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We create our own government. We are responsible for its beauty and for its ugliness. We are responsible for its glories and for its failures and, most important, we are responsible for amending those failures no matter who are their most immediate architects.

Charlie Pierce

Breakfast News

US News

US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine

Omicron, storms disrupt air travel for 4th consecutive day

Alabama seeing rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Florida adds 39,000 new COVID cases from Christmas weekend

Flu is making a comeback in US after an unusual year off

Snow blasts California and freezes Pacific Northwest

Snow turns to frigid temperatures in the Pacific Northwest

Extreme staffing shortage at ski area leads to long lines

Mama bear, cubs spotted napping in tree in Va. neighborhood

US Politics

Fauci: US should consider vaccine mandate for US air travel

Biden signs $768.2 billion defense spending bill into law

In abortion rights debate, Biden doesn’t often use the word

A full deck of cards: Ohio House signs on to aide’s ambition

International News

Omicron spreads global gloom over New Year’s celebrations

Record COVID case numbers reported in 2 Australia states

Iran presses on oil exports as nuclear talks resume

North Korea holds key meeting as Kim marks 10 years in power

Sports

Boise State pulls out of Arizona Bowl due to COVID-19 issues

Diamond Head game canceled over Stanford COVID-19 issues

2 more games postponed for No. 5 UCLA amid COVID-19 outbreak

South Carolina, Stanford still Nos. 1-2 in women’s AP Top 25

No. 19 LSU women win 11th straight, 83-47 over Samford

No. 7 Tennessee routs Chattanooga 91-41

Baylor stays No. 1 in AP Top 25, Michigan State up to No. 10

Texas A&M scores 100-plus for 1st time since 2017

Syracuse plays for 1st time since Dec. 11, routs Brown 93-62

DeRozan, LaVine, Vucevic power Bulls past Hawks 130-118

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump to Willard War Room to Militia Connection emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Vaxxes are the name of the game digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Whither democracy? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Dissent Takes Aim at Fifth Circuit’s ‘Impermissible Delay’ in Review of ‘Mutinous’ Abortion Law Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Omicron follies Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 984 Erik Loomis, Lawyers,Guns and Money

For the Record: God Rest You Merry Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Miseducation Of Chuck Todd Michael Mora, Wonkette

Conservatives Inadvertently Encourage Teen Reading With Swath Of Book Bans Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Atlantic Writer Pretty Sure Liberals Made Anti-Vaxxers Too Stupid To Live Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Nevada GOP Candidate Says Mark Milley Should Be Hanged Live On C-SPAN. Totally Normal. Liz Dye, Wonkette

‘The View’ Having Tough Time Finding Somebody Idiot Enough To Fill Meghan McCain’s Shoes Evan Hurst, Wonkette