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Jun 07 2021

The Breakfast Club (Define Yourself)

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

James Byrd, Jr. dragged to death in Texas; Communists complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Israel destroys an Iraqi nuclear power plant; ‘Grease’ opens on Broadway; Singer-songwriter Prince born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein

Breakfast News

US News

New England’s success against COVID-19 could be a model

Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school

No shirts, pants or undies needed on bike ride, just a mask

No mass protests after Honolulu police shoot, kill Black man

Pipeline foes gear up for large northern Minnesota protests

Virginia court to hear challenges to removal of Lee statue

Even after Madoff’s death, work to unwind epic fraud goes on

Maine’s blueberry crop faces climate change peril

Oldest male chimpanzee in US dies at San Francisco zoo

US Politics

Manchin’s opposition clouds future of Dems’ elections bill

Harris targets corruption, immigration on Latin America trip

High court asked to review men-only draft registration law

States rebound from bleak forecasts to pass record budgets

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Evers launches bid for second term

International News

UK urges commitment to vaccinate the world by end of 2022

Cruise ships restart in Venice, bring environmental protests

France tackles virus variants as it readies for tourists

US senators promise vaccines for Taiwan amid China row

Normandy commemorates D-Day with small crowds, but big heart

Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana

Officials: 2 trains collide in southern Pakistan, killing 25

Haitians in Mexico see bleak choices as they seek protection

Merkel’s party fends off far-right challenge in state vote

El Salvador president wants Bitcoin as legal tender

4 dead in Mexico mine collapse, 3 still missing

srael arrests Jerusalem activists in contested neighborhood

Sports

Red Sox hold off Yanks 6-5 in 10 for 3-game sweep in Bronx

Wisdom homers twice for Cubs, who avoid sweep with 4-3 win

Stroman wins 2nd in row, leads Mets over Padres 6-2

Walton homers, Gilbert gets 1st win as Mariners down Angels

Tennessee, Notre Dame lock up spots in NCAA super regionals

Forrester’s homer in bottom of ninth rescues Oregon State

Vols beat Liberty 3-1, make 1st Super Regional since 2005

Brown, NC State beat La. Tech 14-7, win Ruston Regional

Crews, Labas propel LSU past Gonzaga in elimination game

Florida St. tops Alabama; rematch to determine WCWS finalist

Oklahoma tops James Madison; rematch to decide WCWS finalist

Home sweet home: Clippers beat Mavs 126-111 to win series

Young scores 35, Hawks top Embiid, Sixers 128-124 in Game 1

Lynx make early lead last in 100-80 win over Dream

Ogunbowale’s last-second 3 lifts Wings over Storm 68-67

Canada grants NHL cross-border travel exemption for playoffs

Canadiens rout Jets 5-1 to take 3-0 series lead

Marchessault’s hat trick lifts Vegas to 5-1 win over Avs

Serena Williams loses at French Open; Federer withdraws

Yuka Saso wins US Women’s Open on 3rd playoff hole

Cantlay wins a playoff at Memorial on Sunday without Rahm

Pérez wins dramatic Azerbaijan GP after Verstappen crash and Hamilton blunder

Larson wins again as Hendrick continues month of dominance

Seven for Simone; Biles claims another US Gymnastics title

Sally Fitzgibbons continues hot pre-Olympic form with World Surfing Games gold

Breakfast Blogs

Bill Barr Is Not Dick Cheney emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Republican Governors Are Running a Familiar Playbook Against the ‘America the Beautiful’ Plan Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

D-Day + 77 (Years) Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Our last best hope? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Bad conspirator! Bad! Bad! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The moral panic over critical race theory Pal Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Imagine there’s no Republican Party Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Special Elections Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Emperor News Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

JOE MANCHIN’S ONLY ENDGAME IS JOE MANCHIN’S REELECTION Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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