The Breakfast Club (I am I Said)

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

Chinese troops crush a pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square; World War II’s Battle of Midway begins; Henry Ford tests his quadricycle; Bruce Springsteen releases ‘Born in the U.S.A.’

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

Breakfast News

US News

Chicago to join Illinois in fully reopening June 11

CDC says Florida lawsuit imperils summer cruises to Alaska

Most vaccinated California workers must keep masks on

Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer looms

Barriers removed, new ones go up, at George Floyd Square

US Marshals: 1 man dead during arrest attempt in Minneapolis

After mass shooting, new gun tax falls short in California

‘Next big wave’: Radiation drugs track and kill cancer cells

Officials: Bald eagles kill 54 sheep at farm in Idaho

Shrinking giants: North Atlantic right whales getting tinier

Hawaii launches hotline to report ghost fishing nets

Woman recovers wallet lost 46 years ago in California

US Politics

Trump’s grip on GOP sparks fears about democratic process

Justice Department stepping up enforcement of hate crimes

Biden’s pledge on media freedom may be easier said than done

Reports: Facebook to end rule exemptions for politicians

Whitmer vetoes bill to exempt graduations from crowd limits

Granholm joins Manchin in West Virginia to tout clean energy

Connecticut lawmakers pass major expansion of Bottle Bill

New Hampshire Senate passes $13.5 billion budget

International News

Slow to start, China now vaccinating at a staggering pace

Mexico to use US vaccines mainly on border, at resorts

US to swiftly boost global vaccine sharing, Biden announces

Colombia eases lockdown measures despite 3rd virus peak

No ‘provoking’: Israeli official vows quieter tone with US

Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary

Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks

Netanyahu foes push for quick vote to end his 12-year rule


Yelich leads Brewers’ power surge in 7-4 win over Arizona

Moncada, Lamb homer as White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

Gutiérrez gets first career win, Reds beat Cardinals 4-2

Stallings’ bases-loaded double rallies Pirates past Marlins

Rockies win 11-6, sending Rangers to 15th straight road loss

Yarbrough throws complete game as Rays beat Yankees 9-2

Pérez’s strong start helps Boston over Houston 5-1

Fouts strikes out 16, leads Alabama past Arizona 5-1 in WCWS

Nuggets eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 with 126-115 win

Wilson has 30 points, 13 rebounds to help Aces beat Liberty

Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

Staal scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Lightning in Game 3

NFL pledges to halt ‘race-norming,’ review Black claims

10,000 volunteers drop out; Tokyo Olympics open in 50 days

Breakfast Blogs

Texas Republicans Are Pleading…Typo Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

At the Barricades: Newly Discovered Video Depicting Timothy Hale-Cusanelli emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheeL

Rolling The Credulous Cheryl Rofer, Balloon Juice

Losing to win digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What constituency? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Supreme Court Says The Community Caretaking Exception Doesn’t Apply To Warrantless Searches Of People’s Homes Tim Cushing, Techdirt

How Predictive Policing Got A Chicago Man Shot Twice Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Amy Coney Barrett Writes for Unusual SCOTUS Majority, Sides With Former Cop Who Used Computer for Improper Purpose Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

The real cancel culture: An endless cavalcade of white fragility Paul Campos. Lawyers, Guns and Money

Still Surprised When the Leopard Eats Your Face? Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Remember Five Minutes Ago… (Part 1,000) driftglass, at his blog

Toxic Therapy Party Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Stanford Law Eats Sh*t Protecting Rightwing FedSoc Jerkoffs From Hilarious Mean Guy Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

A Doktor Of Rhetoric Examines Kyrsten Sinema’s Filibuster Thoughts, Breaks Own Brain Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Ohio Being Terrible About Abortion Again Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Mike Lindell Admits He Probably Sold Trump That Pillow Of Goods About Re-Becoming President In August Evan Hurst, Wonkette

How Dumb Is Matt Gaetz? Pretty F-in’ Dumb! Liz Dye, Wonkette