The Breakfast Club (Authoritarianism)

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

America enters World War Two; Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Authoritarianism doesn’t fall on a nation like a book falling from a shelf and striking you in the head. It rolls in like a slow tide.

Joy Reid

Breakfast Blogs

The Supreme Court Is Going to Decide Just How Big a Hole It Wants to Blow in Election Law Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Two Inconsistent Stories on Additional Searches of Trump’s Property emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler. emptywheel

War for Ukraine Day 287: Man and Spirit of the Year Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Kari Lake goes out with a whimper: She couldn’t galvanize Trump’s Jan. 6 army Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Trump’s Black Tuesday difgby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Über all of us Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Debate Continues Over What To Do About The Fact That Starlink, Other Low-Earth-Orbit Satellite Systems Are Causing Irreversible, Research-Harming Light Pollution Karl Bode, Techdirt

Some Temporary Good News: None Of The Really Bad Internet Bills Seem To Have Made It Into The NDAA Mike Masnick, Techdirt

San Francisco Legislators Greenlight Killing Of Residents By Police Robots… And Then Kill It… Tim Cushing, Techdirt

SCOTUS Mulls Radical Restructure of U.S. Elections in Combative Oral Arguments, as Justices Invoke Alexander Hamilton, English Bill of Rights, and 3/5 Compromise Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

The Collateral Consequences of the Trump Organization’s Felony Tax Fraud Convictions Could Cause ‘Major Financial Headaches,’ Experts Say Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

A whole lot of wrong Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Last of Its Kind Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Should House Democrats release Trump’s taxes? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money

By Alito’s Logic, Can We Deny Christians Service? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Narratology: Night of the Hunter Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Special Counsel Jack Smith Drops Subpoenas As Trumpland Realizes This Sh*t Is BAD Liz Dye, Wonkette

Big Day At Supreme Court As It Hears Case Of ‘Democracy v. LOL’ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Where Have All The Brave Republican Cowboys Gone? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Woke Libraries Won’t Let Kirk Cameron Groom Kids With Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate, How RUDE! Evan Hurst, Wonkette