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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.

Amerian Demagogue
David Remnick, The New Yorker | Behind the Trump Phenomenon | March 7, 2016

Behind the Trump phenomenon...

Nancy Reagan, An Influential And Protective First Lady, Dies At 94
Lou Cannon, The New York Times | Nancy Reagan Dies At 94 | March 7, 2016

Mrs. Reagan was a fierce guardian of her husband's image, sometimes at the expense of her own...

The Looming Battle For The Soul Of America
David Smith, The Guardian | The Looming Battle For The Soul Of America | March 5, 2016

How the two frontrunners are now on a collision course...

Cartoonists Take On Bernie Sanders
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | Cartoonists Take On Bernie Sanders | March 5, 2016

Wuerker chooses his favorite cartoons singed by the Bern...

No One Here Can Save The G.O.P.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker | Civil War Within The Republican Party | March 5, 2016

What transpired...was not a debate, not in any specific sense of the word...

Bob Dylan's Secret Archive
Ben Sisario, The New York Times | Dylan's Secret Archive | March 2, 2016

There have long been rumors that Mr. Dylan had stashed away an extensive archive...

Where Have You Gone, Annie Dillard?
Williasm Deresiewicz, The Atlantic | Where Have You Gone, Annie Dillard? | March 2, 2016

Dillard's mind is on eternity; she couldn't give a damn about the spirit of her time...

India's Water Wars
Aman Sethi, The New York Times Opinion | India's Water Wars | March 2, 2016

"If we remain hungry, you, too, will die of thirst..."

Chris Rock's Oscars
Michael Schulman, The New Yorker | Chris Rock's Oscars | February 29, 2016

Last night's wasn't a normal Oscar broadcast...

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | How America Made Trump Unstoppable | February 27, 2016

He's no ordinary con man. He's way above average...