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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.

Down The Breitbart Hole
Wil S. Hylton, The New York Times Magazine | Inside Breitbart | August 16, 2017

The incendiary media company at the nerve center of Donald Trump's America...

Scott Pruitt's Crimes Against Nature
Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone | Gutting The EPA | August 16, 2017

Trump's EPA chief is gutting the agency...

Trump's Business Of Corruption
Adam Davidson, The New Yorker | Trump's Corruption Biz | August 16, 2017

What secrets will Mueller find when he investigates the President's foreign deals?...

How The Trump Hotel Changed Washington's Culture Of Influencd
Jonathan O'Connell, The Washington Post | Trump's D.C. Hotel | August 14, 2017

A daily spectacle of Washington influence...

Californian Who Helped Lead Charlottesville Protests Used Berkeley As A Test Run
John Sepulvado and Bert Johnson, KQED | Profile Of A Supremacist | August 14, 2017

A window into the motives and tactics of Identity Evropa...

What Trump Got Wrong On Charlottesville
Erick-Woods Erickson, The New York Times Op-Ed | What Trump Got Wrong | August 13, 2017

In Charlottesville, evil has a name, and it is white supremacy...

The Madman And The Bomb
Garrett M. Graff, Politico | The Nuclear Football | August 13, 2017

Is it time to reform the nuclear launch process?...

How Trump's Paranoid White House Sees 'Deep State' Enemies On All Sides
David Smith, The Guardian | White House Paranoia | August 13, 2017

An extraordinary memo by a former national security official...

Cezanne Unmasked
Jonathan Jones, The Guardian | Cezanne Unmasked | August 11, 2017

The shattering portraits that blew Picasso and the Paris avant garde away...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico, edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | August 11, 2017

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, picked fresh off the Toonosphere...