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.

How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips
Sam Sanders, NPR | Encryption Tools & Anonymous Leaks | February 27, 2017

"We're living in almost a golden age for leaks"...

"Moonlight" -- And Other Light -- In Trump's Darkness
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | "Moonlight" And Other Light | February 25, 2017

I came upon this truly uplifting nugget...

The Captive Mind Of Trump True Believer David Horowitz
Sol Stern, The Daily Beast | Trump True Believer | February 25, 2017

As young lefties, we pledged our generation of radicals would never succumb to the totalitarian temptation...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | February 25, 2017

The latest editorial cartoons, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

How Trump Campaign Staffers Tried To Keep Him Off Twitter
Tara Palmeri, Politico | Fomer Staffers On Trump's Tweeting | February 23, 2017

The key to keeping Trump's Twitter habit under control...

FBI Interviews Tell Of Cleric's Role In Plot To Bomb Plane
Scott Shane, The New York Times | Underwear Bomber's Tale | February 23, 2017

"The attack should occur on board a U.S. airliner," Mr. Awlaki told the man...

ND Arrests 10 As Pipeline Protest Camp Empties
Mitch Smith and Alan Blinder, The New York Times | Standing Rock Camp Empties | February 23, 2017

The governor of North Dakota ordered the evacuation of people who had occupied the land for months...

The Wilderness Vs. The Wildness About Us
Adam Frank, Cosmos and Culture | Wilderness Vs. The Wildness | February 22, 2017

If you don't know Gary Snyder, it is my great pleasure to introduce him to you...

To Libya And Back: Inside A Stealth Bomber Strike Against ISIS
Joe Papplardo, Popular Mechanics | To Libya And Back | February 22, 2017

U.S. B-2 Spirit bomber crews executed a 32-hour sortie against ISIS. This is how it happened...

How 'Moonlight' Got Its Sound: Violins, Chopped and Screwed
Michael Cooper, The New York Times | Violins, Chopped and Screwed | February 21, 2017

The unlikely inspiration that helped give the film 'Moonlight' its otherworldy sound...