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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.

Mr. Trump's Indifference To Russia
The New York Times Editorial Board | Trump's Dangerous Indifference | June 18, 2017

The scope and audacity of the Russian efforts...

When Otis Redding Deliverred The 20 Best Minutes Of Pop Music Ever
Jonathan Gould, The Daily Beast | Otis Redding | June 17, 2017

The Monterey Pop Festival...

Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, And Islamist Terror
Jonathan V. Last, The Weekly Standard | Paglia Interview | June 16, 2017

A wide-ranging interview...

A Whimsical Wordsmith Charts A Course Beyond Twitter
Jesse Lichtenstein, The New York Times Magazine | Twitter Wordsmith | June 16, 2017

He's trying to figure out what comes next

Rachel Maddow: The Rolling Stone Interview
Janet Reitman, Rolling Stone | Rachel Maddow Interview | June 16, 2017

America's wonkiest anchor...

The Universal Phenomenon Of Men Interrupting Women
Susan Chira, The New York Times | The Universal Phenomenon | June 15, 2017

It was an I-told-you-so day...

Rosalie Sorrels, A Folk Singer Who Transported Her Audience, Is Dead At 83
William Grimes, The New York Times | Rosalie Sorrels Obit | June 15, 2017

Inspired a generation of rising folk musicians...

A Chicken Sandwich Hitches A Balloon Ride To The Stratosphere
Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Sandwich Rising | June 15, 2017

It's initial passenger...

Where Trump Learned To Love Ritualized Flattery
David Margolick, The New Yorker | Ritualized Flattery | June 14, 2017

He's memorized the Roy Cohn playbook...

Trump Wants To Cut EPA's Scientific Research In Half
Rebecca Leber, Mother Jones | Slashing EPA Research | June 14, 2017

Pruitt to testify on Thursday...