The Breakfast Club (Vanity)

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 Civil War Battle of Gettysburg begins; The first nuclear weapons test in peacetime; TR’s assault on San Juan Hill; Britain’s Princess Diana born; Hong Kong returned to China; Actor Marlon Brando dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Vanity is the quicksand of reason.

George Sand

Breakfast News

US News

Climate scientists say building collapse is a ‘wake-up call’ about the potential impact of rising seas

UNC board grants tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones amid outcry from Black faculty and students

Bill Cosby is a free man after Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns sex assault conviction

Rescue workers at Surfside building collapse find bodies of two children

Dog saves abandoned cat stuffed in plastic bag near Fountain Hills shelter

7-year-old’s ‘Gwennie Penny’s Lemonade’ stand helping fund Brunswick’s first inclusive playground

US Politics

Manhattan grand jury indicts Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg, sources say

Only two House Republicans vote for the January 6 select committee

Eric Adams has narrow lead in new ranked-choice count released following NYC election officials’ mistake

Parents of 368 migrant children separated at border under Trump have still not been found, court filing says

Seventeen states have enacted 28 new laws making it harder to vote

Biden signs bill repealing Trump-era EPA rule on methane emissions

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes GOP-backed election overhaul bill

International News

The Latest: German firm says vaccine good for younger people

UN war crimes court convicts 2 Serbs over Bosnia atrocities

Firmly in control, China’s Communist Party marks centenary

Canadian Indigenous group says more graves found at new site

Activists, journalists included in Myanmar prisoner release

Most European troops exit Afghanistan quietly after 20 years

Great Brexit sausage fight goes into freezer for 3 months


Starting Thursday, college athletes can profit from endorsements, social media and other sources of income

Report: Woman Arrested for Causing Tony Martin, Riders to Crash at Tour de France

Olympics to Allow Children of Nursing Mothers After Criticism from Alex Morgan, More

Turner hits for 3rd cycle, red-hot Nats rout Rays 15-6

Gray tosses 6 strong innings, Rockies beat Pirates 6-2

Ashby tagged, but Brewers sweep Cubs for 8th straight win

Breakfast Blogs

You Go to Hell With the Alibis You Have Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Person Fifteen (AKA Mark Grods), Another Roger Stone Security Staffer, Flips emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywhwwl

American carnage: the nightmare scenario digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Slow enough for you? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabalo

As Expected: Judge Grants Injunction Blocking Florida’s Unconstitutional Social Media Law Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Says Some Disturbing Stuff About Section 230 While Dumping Another Two ‘Sue Twitter For Terrorism’ Lawsuits Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Ohio Republicans Forced To Back Off Unpopular Ban On Community Broadband Karl Bode, Techdirt

Can powerful men be held accountable in America? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The past, present, and future of air conditioning Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 870 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Nil Nisi Bonum Department Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Biden DOJ Sees Georgia Suppressing Black Voters, Brings Receipts In This Lawsuit Right Here Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Wisconsin GOP Leader Chris Kapenga Believes In Trump The Father Almighty, Maker Of Heaven And Earth … Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Bill Cosby … Well, Sh*t. A Lawsplainer! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Thanks, ‘Cyber Ninjas’! Maricopa County Has To Trash Tainted Voting Equipment Now Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

When Far-Right PACs Attack Republicans, Who Wins? The American Public, That’s Who. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette