Editors should not be marking their own stories as breaking - except when such a story is happening in either their own regions, when the editor has managed to get advance information from reliable sources, or when the news has only received bare attention up to that point.
"Breaking" is a quite specific term in the news biz, meaning that some specific event or circumstance has arisen that is extremely newsworthy.
It should never be used to bring opinion stories to the home page.
This is tantamount to crying wolf - our readers will begin to distrust this designation if it does not conform to their expectations.
I removed the "breaking" flag on this - No Law to Mandate.