Daily Briefing

Deep buzz for the content-deprived

Every weekday, while you get showered and dressed, we pluck these dewy- fresh, breaking stories from the info-clogged byways of the datasphere. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and stoke up on everything you need to know, or at least enough to fake it.

Trump's Damning Doublespeak
William Saletan, Slate | Damning Doublespeak | June 17, 2018

The White House's complaints about the FBI imply there's ample evidence of collusion with Russia...

I Was Fired For Making Fun Of Trump
Rob Rogers, New York Times Opinion | Rob Rogers Fired | June 16, 2018

"Cartoonists are not illustrators for a publisher's politics."...

Trump Is Making Us All Live In His Delusional Reality Show
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Trump's Reality Show | June 15, 2018

We live in a lie now, perpetrated from the very top...

The Ornithologist The Internet Called A Murderer
Kirk Wallace Johnson, The New York Times | The Filardi Affair | June 15, 2018

His life was overturned by an online mob...

Radical Plan To Split California Into Three States Earns Spot On November Ballot
John Myers, Los Angeles Times | Three-State Solution | June 13, 2018

A plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions...

Meet The Guys Who Tape Trump's Papers Back Together
Annie Karni, Politico | Presidential Paperwork | June 13, 2018

The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up document into pieces...

"You're Basically Writing Your Jokes Into A Shredder": Inside The Trump-Era Late-Night Monologue Pressure Cooker
Laura Bradley, Vanity Fair | The Sisyphean Task | June 13, 2018

"I envy the Carson writers. They had it so easy."...

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University
Ashley Gross and Jon Marcus, NPR | The No-Bachelor's Option | June 11, 2018

"All through my life it was, 'If you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,'"...

Trump's Intel Chief Warns Of Upcoming Kremlin Election Interference
Mary Papenbfuss, The Huffington Post | Breaking With Trump | June 10, 2018

While Trump stumped for Russia's readmittance to the G-7...

Anthony Bourdain, Renegade Chef Who Reported From The World's Tables, Is Dead At 61
Kim Severson, Matthew Haag, and Julia Moskin, The New York Times | Anthony Bourdain, R.I.P. | June 9, 2018

A thrillingly profane, aggressively truthful voice...