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Jun 15 2021

The Breakfast Club (The Price)

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

England’s King John signs the Magna Carta; A deadly steamboat fire in New York City; Jordan’s King Hussein weds American Lisa Halaby; Arlington National Cemetery created; Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.

Mario Cuomo

Breakfast Blogs

Kill the Espionage Act, an American Abomination to Civil Liberties Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A New Emphasis on Threats of Violence in the Latest January 6 Conspiracy Indictment emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Good old fashioned nullification digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Mass hysteria Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Hypocrisy: Rupert Murdoch Has Always Hated Antitrust; But Now He Wants It Used Against Internet Companies Who Out Innovated Him Mike Masnick, Techdirt

High School Responds To Student’s Prank By Asking Local Law Enforcement To Step In And Investigate Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Supreme Court Wants to Hear Biden Administration’s Position on Race-Based Admissions at Harvard Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

SCOTUS Declines to Hear the Cases of Charlottesville White Supremacists Who Were Convicted Under Federal Anti-Riot Law Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

SCOTUS Unanimously Rules Against Crack Cocaine Defendant, But Justices Thomas and Sotomayor Still Found a Way to Disagree Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Supreme Court Rejects Petition by Major Oil Companies to Review California Climate Change Lawsuit Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Mitch McConnell hasn’t gotten the news about the Supreme Court not being political Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s like a fly in your Chardonnay (Republican Freedom Edition) Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 861 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Wasn’t Being Condescending. I Was Being Patronizing. driftglass, at his blog

Leaker Seeker Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

SO WHY DIDN’T THE FEVER BREAK WHEN GEORGE W. BUSH LEFT OFFICE IN DISGRACE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Mike Pompeo Brings Super A-Hole Stepdad Energy To ‘Fox News Sunday’ Michael Mora, Wonkette

Bill Barr Got Some Splainin’ To Do About All These Wire Tapps! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Vows No Biden SCOTUS Confirmations In 2024 Or Any Other Year Containing A Number Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Susan Collins Wants To Tax Electric Cars For Not Paying The Gas Tax Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette