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Jul 10 2021

The Breakfast Club (Interesting Answers)

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

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.

Susan Sontag

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: California to require masks at schools in fall

Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vaccine dose; shots still protect

Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need masks, CDC says

69.6% of people 16 and up have had at least 1 COVID-19 shot

Navajo leaders urge mask wearing even as virus cases are low

Charlottesville set to remove Lee statue that sparked rally

Pacific Northwest strengthens heat protections for workers

FDA head calls for inquiry into Alzheimer’s drug review

Tree DNA helps convict Washington timber thief after fire

California oil regulators deny new fracking permits

California forest closed as wildfires burn, heat returns

US to pay Nevada $65K in settlement over radioactive waste

US Politics

Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency

White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push

Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals

More competition: Biden signs order targeting big business

Schumer wants Senate votes soon on Biden’s domestic agenda

DeSantis parts with Trump in response to Surfside tragedy

International News

Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country

The Latest: American arrested in Haiti worked alongside Penn

Taking Trump’s cue, Bolsonaro clouds vote with fraud claims

AP Interview: Afghan warlord slams govt, quick US goodbye

Canada judge won’t allow Huawei exec to submit new evidence

Sports

Bradley HR in 9th, Indians overcome bad baserunning, beat KC

Morton sharp, Acuña restrained after HBP, Braves top Marlins

Hendricks wins 9th straight, Wisdom HR, Cubs beat Cards 10-5

Unified Milwaukee hosts NBA Finals 50 years after title run

Holding Tokyo Olympics in pandemic shreds consensus in Japan

‘He loves to win’: Durant seeking a third Olympic gold medal

Back in Wimbledon final, Djokovic to face Italy’s Berrettini

Breakfast Blogs

Timothy Snyder Is Exactly Right: American Conservatives Are Seeking Their Own ‘Memory Laws’

Meet Johnny Pollock: The Anti-Social [Media] Cell Leader of January 6 Lakeland Insurrectionists emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heaher Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Enforce the rich Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Biden’s Executive Order On Competition Has… Lots Of Really Good Ideas? Though, Potential Overreaches On Executive Power Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Montana Senator Thinks The Third Time Is The Charm For His Anti-Flag Burning Amendment Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Federal Judge Blocks Tennessee Law That Requires Labeling of Transgender-Inclusive Bathrooms Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Michigan AG and Police Confirm Probe Sparked by State GOP-Led Report Debunking Election Fraud Claims. Here’s What You Should Know. Marisa Saroff, Law & Crime

Judge Refuses to Seal Names of ‘Kraken’ Witnesses Who Have Asked to Remain Anonymous, Readies for Sanctions Hearing Against Lin Wood and Sidney Powell Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Nullifying the Voting Rights Act Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Deported Veterans Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Academic gangs of New York Paul Campos, Lawyer, Guns and Money

Hey, Fellow White People, We Should Be Ashamed and Angry About Racism in American History The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Culture War Update Yatreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NO, HE MEANT IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice BLog

Spill Some More Tea, Adam Kinzinger. We’re Listening. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Long Beach, CA, Gonna Try Out A Little UBI, So That’s Super Nice Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

QAnon Candidates Coming To A SQool Board Election Near You! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

GOP Fundraiser WinRed Flips Sh*t Over Investigation Of Its Grifty Donor Schemes Liz Dye, Wonkette

Ever Wonder How Many Americans Are Alive Because Donald Trump Lost? Science Did! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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