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Jun 23 2021

The Breakfast Club (Short Distance)

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

A key moment in the Watergate scandal; Adolf Hitler visits Paris after France falls to Nazi Germany; The typewriter gets a patent; Polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk and TV producer Aaron Spelling die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.

Alan Turing

Breakfast News

US News

States grapple with closing youth detention centers

Texas grand jury issues no indictments in Black inmate death

Student loan payments to restart; here’s how to get help

Battery material company to add 290 jobs in Tennessee

West Virginia workforce department hit by April data breach

Kentucky offers sweepstakes to encourage summer reading

US Politics

Biden faces growing pressure from the left over voting bill

Biden anti-crime effort takes on law-breaking gun dealers

Senate Republicans to consider local redistricting delay

Arizona Senate passes budget, tax cut after House Dems walk

International News

The Latest: Italy welcomes tourists from US, Canada, Japan

Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge

New Zealand on edge after virus-infected Australian visits

Hong Kong’s embattled Apple Daily says it will close

Russia fires warning shots to deter UK warship in Black Sea

Iran: ‘Sabotage attack’ on civilian nuclear center thwarted

UK won’t extend deadline for EU citizens to apply to stay

Sports

Tokyo shapes up to be No-Fun Olympics with many rules, tests

EU says UEFA has no ‘excuse’ for blocking rainbow protest

Check, mate: Miffed Max stares down Girardi, Nats top Phils

Snell pitches 5 scoreless innings, Padres beat Dodgers 3-2

Franco HR, double in debut, but Rays lose to Red Sox in 11th

Vogelbach somehow hobbles home, Brewers top Diamondbacks 5-0

DeSclafani wins again, Flores HR as Giants top Angels 5-0

Cole’s strikeouts, spin rate down, Royals rally past Yanks

Ayton soars for last second alley-oop, Suns beat Clippers

Pistons win lottery, receive No. 1 pick in 2021 NBA draft

East finalists Bucks, Hawks seeking to end long droughts

AP source: Middleton, Holiday, Love commit to Tokyo Games

Price makes 26 saves, Habs top Vegas 4-1, one win from Final

Breakfast Blogs

They Weren’t Opposing the Bill. They Were Opposing Debating the Bill. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Thomas Webster’s Opening Electronic Communication: A Glimpse at How FBI Sees This Terror Attack, Not a Debunking of Christopher Wray emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Kyrsten the dim digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Hate democracy, hate America Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Please Welcome The Los Angeles Police Department (Brought To You In Part By A Generous Grant From Ring) Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Ohio Republicans Are Using State Budget Battle To Kill Community Broadband Karl Bode, Techdirt

Disproving The Nonsense About The FBI & Jan. 6th Would Be Easier If The FBI Didn’t Have A History Of Entrapping People In Made Up Plots Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Judge Throws Out Murder Conviction After Progressive Reform DA Sides With Defense Over Exclusion of Black Jurors Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s Lawsuit Over Firing From FBI Headed to Mediation Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Underestimating the intelligence of the American public finally stops paying off Scott Lemieux, Lawyers,Guns and Money

When it was possible to actually tax rich people: A Journey Through the Past Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 868 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

IF AMERICA HAS ANOTHER COVID SURGE, RIGHT-WINGERS WILL BLAME THE VACCINES Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Nice Time: Joe Biden Is Good At Picking Judges! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Kyrsten Sinema Loves Her Filibuster Better Than You Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Manhattan DA Fishes Trumpworld Fixer Matthew Calamari Out Of Tank, Cranks Up Heat Liz Dye, Wonkette

MyPillow Guy Reschedules Trump’s Triumphant Return For ‘Fall’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette Evan Hurst, Wonkette

If Catholic Church Wants To Use Communion To Influence Policy, Maybe Tax Exemption Is Not For Them Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Tons Of Retail Workers Quitting For Better Pay, Probably Biden’s Fault Doktor Zoom, Wonkette