The Breakfast Club (A Present)

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

Sen. Joseph McCarthy is censured; Scientists demonstrate the world’s first artificially-created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction; Enron files for Chapter 11 protection; Colombian drug lord is shot and killed.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned, hence something given truly as a present.

Anna Freud

Breakfast Blogs

Ohio GOP Tired of Ohioans Telling Them What to Do Through Ballot Initiatives Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

11th Circuit to Trump: You’re Not Special emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Resistance To Power Ed Walker. emptywheel

War for Ukraine Day 281: Independence Referendum Day Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

The GOP hasn’t evolved on LGBTQ rights, despite media swooning over “bipartisan” marriage vote Amanda Marcotte, Salon

The 11th Circuit sends the Special Master home digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Was abortion just the beginning? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Elon Musk Continues Along The Content Moderation Learning Curve, But Doesn’t Seem To Be Learning A Damn Thing Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Congress Trying To Sneak Through Internet Link Tax To Funnel Cash To Private Equity Firms That Are Destroying Local Journalism Joshua Lamel, Techdirt

Court Again Tells Cops That A Councilwoman Referring To Them As Murderers Isn’t Defamation Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Comcast’s Bullshit ‘Broadcast TV Fee’ Surges To $27 A Month Karl Bode, Tehdirt

‘This Is One of Those Rare Cases’: In Unusual Move, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Pens Dissent After Black Death Row Inmate’s Execution Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Biden Student Loan Debt Relief Case After Administration Points to ‘Economically Vulnerable Borrowers in Limbo’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘The Answer Is No’: Conservative 11th Circuit Panel, Including Two Judges Trump Appointed, Puts a Stop to Special Master’s Mar-a-Lago Review Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The end of Iowa Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Termination shock Paul Campos, Lawyers,Guns & Money

Entertain me!* Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,249 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money


Uh Oh, Florida Didn’t Mean To Ban Chanukah From Schools! They Were Targeting Entirely Different Minorities! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joe Biden Pledges To Protect Nevada’s Sacred Tribal Lands, Hell Yeah Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

How Can Haters Enjoy America With All This Legal Gay Marriage Going On? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette