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Jun 01 2021

The Breakfast Club (Radiance)

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

The Beatles release their ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album; Actress Marilyn Monroe born; CNN hits the airwaves; Mormon leader Brigham Young born; Blind and deaf author and activist Helen Keller dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.

Morgan Freeman

Breakfast News

US News

A nation slowly emerging from pandemic honors Memorial Day

Mobile vaccination units hit tiny US towns to boost immunity

Californians hit beaches, travel ahead of virus rules easing

Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

California eyes shuttered malls, stores for new housing

More US citizens apprehended for moving drugs over border

Study blames climate change for 37% of global heat deaths

New Mexico fires burn over Memorial Day weekend amid drought

Johnson & Johnson asks high court to void $2B talc verdict

Man banging skateboard at Dallas mall sends shoppers fleeing

Milkweed planted in California to help monarch butterflies

7 apple varieties previously thought lost have been located

US Politics

Biden honors war dead at Arlington, implores nation to heal

Who benefits? US debates fairest way to share spare vaccine

Black women’s next targets: governorships and Senate seats

Anchorage to consider homeless shelter location ordinance

After decades-long fight, Nevada lawmakers raise mining tax

Negotiations revive education debates in Nevada statehouse

$41B budget, trickier issues face Legislature on final day

Nevada OKs bill in try for 1st presidential nominating state

‘Leave the building’: Texas walkout escalates voting battles

International News

The Latest: Australia court upholds ban on pandemic travel

With recent surge, Uruguay battles to contain coronavirus

In post-pandemic Europe, migrants will face digital fortress

Israeli official rolls back army chief comments on AP Gaza

UN watchdog: Access to key Iranian data lacking since Feb 23

In Mexico, cartels are hunting down police at their homes

Budapest unveils memorial to Danube tourist boat victims

18th century graveyard found at former Caribbean plantation

Christie’s to sell Isaac Newton’s notes for greatest work

Sports

Báez goes deep twice as Stewart, Cubs beat Padres 7-2

Refsnyder, Twins hand Orioles 14th straight loss, 3-2 in 10

Ramírez homers, Indians beat Chisox to split 2nd DH in row

Tucker, Astros down former bench coach Cora, Red Sox 11-2

Embiid leaves with sore knee, 76ers lose to Wizards 122-114

Noelle Quinn ready for challenge of leading Seattle Storm

Cizikas’ OT goal lifts Islanders past Bruins 4-3 in Game 2

Price has 29 saves, Canadiens top Maple Leafs 3-1 in Game 7

4-time Slam champ Osaka out of French Open, cites anxiety

Pettit wins NCAA men’s title with closing even-par 70

Australian softball team arrives in Japan for Olympic camp

US beats Nicaragua to open 2nd chance at Olympic baseball

Breakfast Blogs

There Are Great Herds of Scapegoats Shielding Donald Trump From Consequences Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics.

Latex Gloves Hiding Evidence of Conspiracies: On the Unknown Adequacy of the January 6 Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

No, they weren’t all patriots digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Well, you know.” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Memorial Day Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE NEXT STEAL WON’T LOOK LIKE THE LAST ONE Steve M. No More Mister Nice blog

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