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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.

Review: Black Elk, by Joe Jackson
Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star Tribune | Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary | November 28, 2016

A sweeping biography of the visionary Black Elk...

"Our Moment To Go On Offense": NRA Makes Big Plans For Trump Presidency
Lois Beckett, The Guardian | NRA: "Our moment to go on offense." | November 28, 2016

LaPierre pledged to go after the "tyrannical erosion of gun rights"...

Combative, Populist Steve Bannon Found His Man In Donald Trump
Scott Shane, The New York Times | Steve Bannon Profile | November 28, 2016

"Trump is Steve's Reagan."...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | November 25, 2016

The best of this week's toons, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

What Henry Kissinger Thinks About Obama, Trump, and China
Jeffrey Goldberg and Judy Woodruff, NPR | Kissinger On Obama, China, Trump | November 22, 2016

Jeffrey Goldberg and Kissinger sat down to talk...

How Shopkins Became Big Business
Sarah Halzack, The Los Angeles Times | Vicki Vanilla and Susie Sausage | November 22, 2016

How Shopkins became big business...

Donald Trump Personally Blasts The Press
David Remnick, The New Yorker | Trump Personally Blasts Press | November 22, 2016

This is where we are...

How Fake News Goes Viral
Sapna Maheshwari, The New York Times | How Fake News Goes Viral | November 20, 2016

His tweet fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory, one that Trump joined in promoting...

How Pro-Trump Twitter Bots Spread Fake News
Gideon Resnick, The Daily Beast | Pro-Trump Bots | November 18, 2016

Bots aggressively pushed the news of FBI Director James Comey looking into additional emails...

Climate Change A Chinese Hoax?
Tom Phillips, The Guardian | Refuting Trump's Claim | November 17, 2016

Beijing gives Donald Trump a lesson in history...