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Jan 24 2022

The Breakfast Club (Eye To Eye)

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

James Marshall finds a gold nugget; Winston Churchill dies; Ted Bundy is executed; Thurgood Marshall dies; John Belushi is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

Breakfast News

US News

LA schools to require students to wear non-cloth face masks

Kentucky’s largest school district resuming in-person class

New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment

Taxpayers face overloaded IRS as filing season opens Monday

Youth’s overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools

Wildfire along California’s Big Sur forces evacuations

US Politics

Black Democrats in South Carolina giving Biden mixed reviews

Last straw: Fed-up Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Sinema

Virginia’s new AG removes 2 lawyers at public universities

International News

Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels

Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics

Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling PM’s wedding plans

Russia rejects UK claim of trying to replace Ukraine leader

US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

Taliban talks in Norway raise new debate about recognition

Cruise ship changes course after US judge orders seizure

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

Irish police investigate claim dead man taken to post office

Sports

Ducharme leads No. 9 UConn to 75-57 win over St. John’s

Gay’s 30-yard FG lifts Rams over Brady, Buccaneers 30-27

Forsberg stops 35 shots as Senators beat Blue Jackets 2-1

Breakfast Blogs

Rudy Giuliani’s Cockamamie Scheme Was the Master Thread Through the Labyrinth of Stupid Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why It Would Be Counterproductive To Appoint a Special Counsel to Investigate January 6 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Enough With Hobbes And Rousseau Ed Walker, emptywheel

The Forgotten First Year Digby’s Hullabaloo

If only Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,000 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Lincoln Lads Continue Playing Catch-Up driftglass, at his blog

IT’S OKAY TO BE AN UPMARKET ELITIST IF YOU’RE BASHING LIBERALS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog