Jan 25 2022

The Breakfast Club (Spreading Light)

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

Iran-held hostages released, Charles Manson and followers convicted, Jackson settles molestation claims, Alicia Keys is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Don Wilson February 10, 1933 – January 22, 2022)

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

State judge overturns NY mask mandate

Graduation rates dip across US as pandemic stalls progress

Extra cash for low-income mothers may influence baby brains

New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out

Ski resorts aim for more efficient snowmaking amid drought

US Politics

Ige proposes tax refund as Hawaii recovers from pandemic

Youngkin faces new lawsuit as Virginia mask order kicks in

Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

Ethics office says Reps. Newman, Lamborn may have broken law

Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

Democrats make surprising inroads in redistricting fight

Delay in creating new cybersecurity board prompts concern

Assembly to vote on Republican-authored police incentives

GOP election rules advance, include releasing ballot images

International News

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

UK to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated

23 Australians on ship delivering aid to Tonga have virus

S. Korea sets high of 8,000 new virus cases ahead of holiday

Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

Report: Anti-corruption fight is stalled, COVID not helping

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

Soldiers declare military junta in control in Burkina Faso

UAE, US intercept Houthi missile attack targeting Abu Dhabi

Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition


Vucevic, Bulls withstand late Thunder rally, win 111-110

Booker, Paul lead Suns past depleted Jazz, 115-109

Graham, Valanciunas push Pelicans past Pacers, 117-113

Fox lifts Rangers over Kings 3-2 in shootout

Wild match franchise goals record in 8-2 win vs Canadiens

Avs beat Blackhawks 2-0, extend record home streak to 16

Breakfast Blogs

The SWAT Team of the Wingnut Legal Apparatus Is Lined Up Behind This One Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

44, 40, and 38 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Schools have long been a culture war battlefield digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Elections settled before Election Day Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Internet Wins: Adblocking (And Other Extensions) Don’t Violate Copyright Law In Germany Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Supreme Court Smacks Down Kevin McCarthy’s Last-Ditch Effort to Block Pelosi’s Pandemic Proxy Voting Procedures Sarah Rumpf, Law & Crime

Judge Grants Special Grand Jury Probe into Trump’s Attempts to Overturn Georgia Election Results
Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

D.C. Circuit Upholds Detention Order for Jan. 6 Defendant Pizzeria Owner Who Told Judge ‘I Am Not a Person’ Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

The pure politics of bad faith Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

To understand white people is to forgive them: The never-ending story Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Three Reads On Russia’s Threats Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,001 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Reneglicans driftglass, at his blog


The Totally Expected Answers To What Republicans Stand For Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

The Totally Expected Answers To What Republicans Stand For Michael Mora, Wonkette

The Supreme Court Is About To Do Some Very Bad Sh*t, And We’re Not Just Talking About Abortion Liz Dye, Wonkette

If Democrats Really Cared About Protecting Democracy From Republicans They’d Become Republicans! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette