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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.

Sanders And Trump Have One Thing In Common
Jeremy Stahl, Slate | Hating The Media | April 1, 2016

They hate the media...

Drugs You Don't Need For Disorders You Don't Have
Jonathan Cohn, The Huffington Post | Drugs You Don't Need | March 31, 2016

Inside the pharmaceutical industry's campaign to put us all to sleep...

Donald Trump Made Up Stuff 71 Times An Hour
Dana Liebelson, Jennifer Bendery, Sam Stein, The Huffington Post | Trump: 71 Falsehoods Per Hour | March 31, 2016

And that's counting the commercial breaks...

Patty Duke: The Original Survivor Of Dysfuncional Child Stardom
Emily Yahr, The Washington Post | Patty Duke, Actress And Child-Star Survivor | March 29, 2016

One of the first public figures to speak out about her mental illness...

Brainwashing My Dad
Gary M. Kramer | Fox News Brainwashed My Dad | March 29, 2016

Fox News "brainwashed" so many dads: "People are being bamboozled on a massive scale."...

The Men Who Gave Trump His Worldview
Michael D'Antonio, Politico Magazine | The Men Who Gave Trump His Worldview | March 29, 2016

Tutored by his fiercely ambitious father and tough-as-nails high school coach, the GOP frontrunner has only one ethical code: life is combat...

Recognizing Spring, Scientifically
Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times | Recognizing Spring, Scientifically | March 26, 2016

The science of spring...

Lots Of Love For Garry Shandling
Sarah Larson, The New Yorker | Garry Shandling, R.I.P. | March 26, 2016

There was perhaps more love -- real, uncomplicated love -- for Shandling among his fellow-comedians than there was for anyone else...

Donald Trump Hates Women
Franklin Foer, Slate | Donald Trump Hates Women | March 24, 2016

It's the one position he's never changed...

Covering Donald Trump

What it's like to write about a candidate who hates you...