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.

Why Did Nobody Go To Jail For The Financial Crisis?
Frank Partnoy, NYTBR | Review: Chain Of Title | May 23, 2016

How three ordinary Americans uncovered Wall Street's great foreclosure fraud...

Morley Safer, Mainstay Of '60 Minutes,' Is Dead At 84
Robert D. McFadden, The New York Times | Morley Safter Obit | May 20, 2016

Morley Safer, 1931-2016...

This Is How Fascism Comes To America
Robert Kagan, The Washington Post Opinion | Trump, Transcending The GOP | May 19, 2016

Trump has transcended the party that produced him...

PC Feminists Misfire Again, As Fearful Elite Media Can't Touch Donald Trump
Camille Paglia, Salon | Paglia On Trump & NYT | May 19, 2016

A boastful, millionaire New Yorker liked the company of beautiful women?...

Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | How Trump Is Killing the GOP | May 18, 2016

How Trump is killing the Republican Party...

Birth Of Rare White Bison Calf
Riley Laychuk, CBC News | Birth Of Rare White bison | May 17, 2016

New calf believed to be one of just three white bison in Manitoba...

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe, Analysis Finds
Andrew Pollack, The New York Times | New GMO Analysis | May 17, 2016

Genetically engineered crops appear to be safe to eat and safe for the environment...


Crossing The Line
Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey, The New York Times | Crossing The Line | May 14, 2016

How Donald Trump behaved with women in private...

Obama's Gorgeous Goodbye
Frank Bruni, NYT Op Ed | Obama's Gorgeous Goodbye | May 11, 2016

He's giving us a pointed, powerful civics lesson...

The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama's Foreign-Policy Guru
David Samuels, New York | Ben Rhodes Profile | May 9, 2016

How Ben Rhodes rewrote the rules of diplomacy for the digital age...