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.

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...

How America Lost Its Mind
Kurt Anderson, The Atlantic | How America Lost Its Mind | August 10, 2017

When did America become untethered from reality?...

The Truth Behind The Most Iconic Beatles Cover
Steve Palopoli, Good Times | Sgt. Pepper Cover Story | August 10, 2017

How the 'Sgt. Pepper's' cover really got made...

A Trump Vacation Formula: Work Hard, Play Hard, Tweet Hard
Peter Baker, The New York Times | Trump Vacation | August 10, 2017

Here is how a vacation day starts for President Trump...

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report
Lisa Friedman, The New York Times | Draft Climate Report | August 8, 2017

A sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration...

I Found Nicole Mincey, Trump's Biggest Twitter Fan. She Isn't A Bot, But She Has A Ton Of Secrets
Ben Collins, The Daily Beast | Hall Of Mirrors | August 8, 2017

Her online name, her photo, and her 146,000 followers are all lies...