The Breakfast Club (An Illustration)

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

Start of the Watts riots in Los Angeles; President Ronald Reagan’s joke causes a Cold War flap; The Mall of America opens; ‘Roots’ author Alex Haley born; Painter Jackson Pollock killed in auto accident.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

An illustration is a visual editorial – it’s just as nuanced. Everything that goes into it is a call you make: every color, every line weight, every angle.

Charles M. Blow

Breakfast Blogs

Trump and His Minions Are Already Sowing Doubts about the Fruits of the FBI’s Search Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ’s June Mar-a-Lago Trip Helps Prove 18 USC 793e emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Expected Response is Expected: Trump and Right-Wing DARVO Rayne, emptywheel

War For Ukraine Day 168: Your Daily Patron Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Excellent Read: Why does the IRS need $80 billion? Anne Laurie,, Balloon Juice

Crooked Donnie digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What’s in the boxes? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump Campaign Releases Everyone Who Signed An NDA About 2016 Campaign, Saying It Will Not Try To Enforce Them Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Ron Wyden Calls Out Federal Court System For Failing To Redact Sensitive Personal Information Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Federal Magistrate Judge Orders DOJ to Respond to Media and Non-Profit Requests to Unseal Trump Search Warrant Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

First Amendment Scholars Say Jan. 6 Rioter Is Subject to ‘Constitutional Command’ Disqualifying Insurrectionists from Holding Public Office Marissa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Donald Trump’s Fifth Amendment Assertions Can Protect Him Criminally — But May Hurt Him in a Civil Case Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Hoist by their own pseudo-scandal Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money

The 12 stations of the grift Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,172 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Narratology: Twelve More Boxes Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Wisconsin Primary: Trump-Backed Sociopath Defeats Pence-Backed Sociopath! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Charlie Kirk Thinks Scott Perry Phone Seizure Is ‘Separation Of Powers’ Issue. Stay In School, Kids. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

No, Alex Jones, *Morally* Bankrupt Doesn’t Count! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Has Some Nerve Bringing Up Hillary Clinton’s Emails Again Stephen Robinson, Wonkette