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The Breakfast Club (Vices And Virtues)

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

Actress Marilyn Monroe dies; Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal; ‘American Bandstand’ debuts on network TV; Actors Richard Burton and Alec Guinness die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

Breakfast News

US court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractorJudge: Federal utility must remove coal ash at power plant

EPA chief to reconsider paying claims over mine waste spill

Pence hands over AOL emails from time as Indiana’s governor

Chicago to sue US Justice Department over funding threat

Diplomat: $1 billion in NKorea exports would be banned by UN

Judge sets $30K bail for UK researcher in malware case

Kenya’s most famous activist campaigns for parliament

Italy art museum shuts amid heat wave due to faulty air con

Denmark prince refuses to be buried next to wife, the queen

Breakfast Blogs

He’s Not Afraid. He’s Not Going Away. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Former Senators Sessions and Coats Likely Just Set Off a Conflict with Congress emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The New York Times Boy Opinion Columnists on Women Echidne, at her blog

Friday night soother: Hamlet the cat digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Trouble comin’ every day Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Can the Problems of American Inequality be Solved With MOAR MERITOCRACY? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 122 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

STEPHEN MILLER, IN SELECT COMPANY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The Indictment Against Malware Researcher Marcus Hutchines Is Really Weird Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Jeff Sessions Suggests He’s Steering The DOJ Towards Prosecuting More Journalists Tim Cushing, Techdirt