The Breakfast Club (The Power of Gathering)

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

Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini killed; Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein born; Muhammad Ali refuses military induction during the Vietnam War; The first space tourist; ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.

Alice Waters

Breakfast News

US News

Hawaii shifts from treating COVID pandemic like an emergency

Energy Dept OKs expanded LNG exports from Texas, Louisiana

About 6M Californians ordered to cut water use amid drought

Post-Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

Twitter abuse victims fear Musk’s plans, but may not quit

Older people fret less about aging in place: AP-NORC Poll

One-fifth of reptiles worldwide face risk of extinction

US Politics

Federal judge halts preparations for end of US asylum limit

Dem lawmaker: Biden suggests he’ll ease student loan burden

New York court rejects congressional maps drawn by Democrats

New Mexico adapts to same-day registration in primary voting

Trump becomes target of new ad after Ohio Senate endorsement

DeSantis sets dates for session on property insurance

Trump drawn to celebrity in weighing midterm endorsements

Oklahoma panel says candidate can’t be called ‘The Patriot’

4 Republicans to meet for prime-time governor’s race debate

Report: Albuquerque should shrink public schools, cut jobs

McCarthy defends 1/6 audio, House GOP backs ‘next speaker’

Florida gov vetoes bill that would end solar power credits

Connecticut Democrats reach deal on state budget, tax cuts

International News

Russia cuts off gas to 2 NATO nations in bid to divide West

UN chief and Russia’s Putin agree on key Ukraine evacuation

Microsoft: Russian hacks often accompany Ukraine attacks

Court says UK’s nursing home COVID-19 policy was illegal

Jordan’s restoration efforts push back on degrading land

Canada lynx protections deal sealed by US, environmentalists


Comeback Grizzlies rally again from big deficit for 3-2 lead3

Bridges, Paul lead Suns past Pelicans 112-97 for 3-2 lead

Heat hold off Hawks 97-94, reach Eastern semifinals

Bucks rout Bulls 116-100 in Game 5, advance to face Celtics

Arenado ejected as Cardinals brawl with Mets in 10-5 victory

Profar hits 3-run homer, Gore has 10 Ks as Padres beat Reds

Harper has 3 hits, Phils win 3rd straight over Rockies, 7-3

Stanton’s 350th career homer, three RBIs lead Yanks past O’s

Bogaerts has 4 hits, Cora returns as Red Sox beat Jays 7-1

Diamondbacks score twice after error to beat Dodgers 3-1

López’s ERA to 0.39; Marlins edge Nats 2-1 for 4 wins in row

Rasmussen, Rays end Mariners’ four-game winning streak 3-2

Ryan’s arm, Kepler’s bat lead Twins past Tigers 5-0

Ashby takes no-hitter into 6th, Brewers beat Pirates 3-1

Canadiens beat playoff-bound Rangers 4-3 to end 9-game skid

Eric Comrie has first NHL shutout, Jets beat Flyers 4-0

Stars take final playoff spot with 4-3 OT loss to Coyotes

Johnson scores in SO, Blackhawks beat Golden Knights 4-3

Breakfast Blogs

What Is It About Donald Trump That Scares Every Prosecutor Who Crosses His Path? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Old Friends: Scooter Libby and CIPA emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 63: Russia Continues To Attack In the East & the Biden Administration Manages To Bring a Captured Marine Veteran Home Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Opinion: The Republican blueprint to steal the 2024 election J. Michael Luttig, CNN

The EU finally goes after Orban digby, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Just a minute, perfessr Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

NJ Appeals Court: Lower Court Mixed Up 4th And 5th Amendment And Either Way, Phone Passcodes Can Be Compelled Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Yes, Of Course Drug Patents Drive Up Drug Prices; Why Is This Even Up For Debate? Matthew Lanes, Techdirt

In Justice Breyer’s Final Oral Argument at SCOTUS, Court Considers Whether Oklahoma May Prosecute Crimes Committed on Indian Lands Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

‘One Step at a Time’: Lawyer Who Grilled Marjorie Taylor Greene Opens Up on ‘Insurrection’ Candidacy Challenges and Whether Donald Trump Is Next Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

What free speech is and is not Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Only Three More Years Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Thuggish LA Sheriff Told 1st Amendment Still Applicable in America in 2022 Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Mooney

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,080 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I’m a Congressman Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Thank God America’s Richest Investors Did OK During The Pandemic! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

DeSantis Plan To Punish Disney By Sticking Floridians With $2B Tax Bill Even Stupider Than You Think Liz Dye, Wonkette

Dr. Birx Recalls Creepy ‘Twilight Zone’ Episode Where Blithering Idiot Is POTUS During Global Pandemic Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Rand Paul Has Thoughts On Russia, Ukraine, NATO. They Are Pretty Much Putin’s Thoughts. Evan Hurst, Wonkette