The Breakfast Club (Your Own Story)

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

France falls to Nazi Germany on what becomes a day of several key events during World War II; Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in their boxing rematch; Entertainers Judy Garland and Fred Astaire die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.

Mary McCarthy

Breakfast News

US News

US hits encouraging milestones on virus deaths and shots

Navajo Nation reports no new COVID-19 cases and no deaths

Council OKs plan to spend $128M in COVID-19 relief funds

Lawsuit: LA deputies struck man dozens of times in face

Overrun national forests prompt action from US Congress

NASA sends squid from Hawaii into space for research

Bandit responsible for vehicle break-ins is a black bear

US Politics

Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC park

Hawaii governor may veto teacher bonuses, hotel tax overhaul

Lawsuit challenging CA women-in-boardroom law revived

St. Louis city and county sue to block new Missouri gun law

Arizona House schedules budget debate as deal solidifies

In Senate vote, Biden sees ‘step forward’ for elections bill

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

International News

The Latest: Cuba says its Abdala vaccine 92% effective

Vaccine technology transfer center to open in South Africa

Vaccine hesitancy puts India’s gains against virus at risk

Mexican police identify corpse of Indigenous activist

Writer says opposition should sit out Nicaragua elections

Mexico president to investigate border shooting of innocents

U.K.’s newest carrier joins IS fight, stirs Russian interest


Supreme Court win for college athletes in compensation case

Astros have combined no-hitter through 7 against Orioles

DeGrom dominates after arm scares, Mets and Braves split DH

Indians beat Cubs 4-0, lose Civale to finger injury

Rangers end 6-game skid with 8-3 win over Elvis and the A’s

Stamkos, Vasilevskiy pace Lightning’s 8-0 rout of Islanders

Tokyo Olympics to allow local fans — but with strict limits

AP source: Harden commits to US Olympic men’s team for Tokyo

Simpson out, St. Pierre in on a stunning day at trials

US Olympic skateboarding team unveiled, rolling toward Tokyo

Carter won’t defend shot title after benign tumor removed

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard selected for Tokyo Olympics

Denmark beats Russia 4-1 to advance at Euro 2020

Suárez goal at Copa America ends Uruguay’s scoring drought

Argentina beats Paraguay, secures Copa America knockout spot

Breakfast Blogs

They’ve Done Some Extensive Renovations on the Conservative Puke Funnel Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

PCLOB: The Essential Oversight Link Designed to Be Inadequate emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Helmets And Vaccinations bmaz, emptywheel

What does Manchin really want? Ask the reflection in his mirror. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Infrastructure week meets infrastructure summer Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

DOJ Asks DC Court To Compel Decryption Of Device Seized In A Capitol Raid Case Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Prosecutors Set Their Sights on Donald Trump’s Former Bodyguard, Who Has Now Lawyered Up: Report. Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

After Courtroom Beatdown, Ex-‘Kraken’ Lawyer Withdraws Lawsuit Against MLB Over All-Star Game Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Unanimous Supreme Court Sides with College Athletes Over NCAA — Here’s What You Need to Know Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

An election in New York Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

So long to the NCAA Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 867 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks’ Freaky Circle driftglass, at his blog

West of Eden: Post-Bibi Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Lindsey Graham Has Very Reasonable Bipartisan Plan To Prevent Democrats From Accomplishing Things Michael Mora, Wonkette

Remember Italygate? Turns Out People Behind It About As Authentic As Pasta With Ketchup Liz Dye, Wonkette

Here’s The POS Who Scared Your Conservative Relatives With Lies About Critical Race Theory Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Former Proud Boys Shocked To Find Hate Group They Joined So Full Of Hate Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette