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The Breakfast Club (Which Side Are You On?)

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 10:30am (ET) 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.

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This Day in History

Philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli born; The U.S. Supreme Court rules racial covenants in real estate are unenforceable; Joe DiMaggio makes his baseball debut; Singers Pete Seeger and James Brown born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If there’s something wrong, speak up!

Pete Seeger

Breakfast News

Merkel presses Putin over anti-gay purge in Chechnya

May: Juncker will find me ‘bloody difficult woman’ in Brexit talks

Venezuela plan to rewrite constitution branded a coup by former regional allies

Greece agrees to new bailout terms _ and more austerity

Police shooting of Texas teen in moving car violated federal guidance

US high school cancels Canada trip over fears students might not be let back in

Justice department won’t charge white officers in killing of Alton Sterling

US border officers lock up Australian man after he ‘overstayed visa by one hour’

Seals are deafened in noisy shipping lanes, say scientists

Breakfast Blogs

“It’s just pop…” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A Dunning-Kruger party Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

So Much for Liberal Tolerance! Hecate Demeter, at her blog

What Queries of Metadata Derived from Upstream Data Might Include emptywheel aka marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Sean Hannity Cries Himself A River bmaz, emptywheel

The Amazing Disappearing Republican Party driftglass, at his blog

The Gerald Ford Museum Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why I Critique the Weirder Kind of Evolutionary Psychology Echidne, at her blog

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S ENABLERS Steve M., No More mister Nice Blog

Personal Security Takes A Hit With Public Release Of NSA’s Hacking Toolkit Tim Cushing, Techdirt