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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.

Journalist Matt Taibbi Talks Trump, Humpty Dumpty, And 'Tremendous Havoc'
Raphael Pope-Sussman, Gothamist | Insane Clown President | January 13, 2017

"I found reading the book to be extremely painful, even traumatic."...

A Message To My Doomed Colleagues In The American Media
Alexey Kovalev, The Huffington Post | Putin's Pressers | January 12, 2017

This man owns you...

These Are The Women Organizing The Women's March On Washington
Julia Felsenthal, Vogue | The Women's March On Washington | January 11, 2017

A mass mobilization of ctivists and protestors that will descend on the capital on January 21...

Seriously, What A Day: 9 Things That Happened In 24 Hours
Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR | What A Day | January 11, 2017

What a day...

Obama's Farewell Address
Tom Tomorrow, Daily Kos | Obama's Farewell Address | January 9, 2017

"For eight years, I've been the subject of more conspiracy theories than you'd have ever believed possible."...

Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' Brought Down By California Storm
Camila Domonoske, NPR | Ancient Sequoia Downed | January 9, 2017

"The storm was just too much for it,"...

Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren't You?
John F. Harris and Bryan Bender, Politico | Prophet of Doom | January 8, 2017

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America's nuclear conscience...

Meet Charlie Brotman, Voice Of Every Presidential Inauguration Since Truman, Dumped By Trump
Sandra McElwaine | Voice Of Inaugration Dumped By Trump | January 7, 2017

Now, at 89, Charlie Brotman is being confined to the bleachers. And boy, is he mad...

Centuries Of New York History Prepare For A Move
Rick Rojas, The New York Times | Centuries Of NY History | January 5, 2017

Caked in dust and dating back to 1674, the written records of a growing city are headed for a new home...

Intellectuals For Trump
Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker | Intellectuals for Trump | January 4, 2017

He called himself Publius Decius Mus...