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Jul 26 2021

The Breakfast Club (Build It Better)

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

President Harry Truman orders the desegregation of the U.S. Military; Cuba’s Fidel Castro attacks Moncada barracks; Argentina’s Eva Peron dies; Playwright George Bernard Shaw and rock star Mick Jagger are born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

George Bernard Shaw

Breakfast News

US News

Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus

New Arkansas COVID-19 cases top 2,000, 1st time in 5 months

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

California’s largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West

Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

US Politics

Pelosi appoints 2nd GOP critic of Trump to Jan. 6 committee

Senators race to seal infrastructure deal as pressure mounts

‘We have to get it right,’ Dem vows as Jan. 6 probe begins

International News

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

Germans divided over restrictions for the unvaccinated

Malaysia’s Parliament reopens after 7-month virus suspension

A Mexican state suffers bloody fallout of cartel rivalry

New Zealand to accept alleged Islamic State militant, 2 kids

Sports

Red Sox end Germán’s no-hit bid in 8th, storm past Yanks 5-4

White Sox top Brewers 3-1 behind Lynn, avoid sweep

Smith, Taylor power short-handed Dodgers past Rockies, 3-2

Wade homers twice, Giants bounce back to beat Pirates 6-1

Mariners pull closer in wild card race, hold off A’s 4-3

Alonso, McNeil lead Mets past Blue Jays 5-4 in Hill’s debut

Bryant, Rizzo, Bote homer as Cubs beat Diamondbacks 5-1

reinke leads Astros to 3-1 win; Rangers lose 12th straight

Bader, Carlson HR in 7-run 4th, Cards batter Gray, Reds 10-6

Ohtani’s MLB-best 35th HR lifts Angels past Twins 6-2

Lynch, Soler and Perez lead Royals over Tigers 6-1

Another rough outing for Darvish as Padres lose at Miami 9-3

Orioles complete three-game sweep of Nationals with 5-4 win

Indians rally for 3-2 win, end 11-game losing skid to Rays

Nola’s gem lifts Phillies over Braves 2-1

Olympics Latest: Japan’s Nishiya wins gold in skateboarding

Dressel wins US Olympic swimming gold; Aussie beats Ledecky

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

US beats Australia, sets up gold medal rematch with Japan

Fiji beats Japan to open Olympic rugby sevens title defense

ake 2: Triathlon forced to restart when boat gets in way

Ndour has double-double as Spain beats South Korea 73-69

Gymnastics team, tired of ‘sexualization,’ wears unitards

Hoppe’s 1st goal lifts US over Jamaica into Gold Cup semis

Breakfast Blogs

No Jab, No Play Should Have Been the Ironclad Rule of These Olympics Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Significance of Tom Barrack’s Obstruction and False Statements Charges emptywheel, aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

They’re killing marriages too digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Lining up to be a hot lunch Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Today in Sarah Palin’s First Amendment Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On Cooling the Right Wing Marks Out Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 885 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Complicated, Ross Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names