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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.

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...

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...