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.

Welcome To The Age Of Climate Migration
Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone | Climate Migration | February 27, 2018

Climate change is going to remap our world...

Xi Jinping May Be President For Life. What Will Happen To China?
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | President For Life? | February 27, 2018

China's move to end a two-term limit on the Presidency...

I've Been Shot In Combat. And As A Veteran, I'm Telling You: Allowing Teachers To Be Armed Is An Asinine Idea.
Matt Martin, Charlottefive.com | Teachers And Combat | February 25, 2018

When bullets start flying...

How Newsweek Collapsed
Will Oremus, Slate | How Newsweek Collapsed | February 24, 2018

The inside story...

Neanderthals, The World's First Misunderstood Artists
Carl Zimmer, The New York Times | Neanderthal Art | February 24, 2018

Compelling evidence that Neanderthals could paint cave art and think in symbols...

Meet The British Expat CEO Of The Firm Behind The Gun That Brought Tragedy To Florida
Tom McCarthy, The Guardian | James Debney Profile | February 23, 2018

A top donor to the NRA, Debney wears a distinctive gold blazer...

A Tune Heard Often At These Olympics Gets To The Heart Of Being Korean
Andrew Keh, The New York Times | Arirang | February 22, 2018

Arirang -- as a song, as a concept, as a name -- is omnipresent...

Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All Of Us Now
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times Op-Ed | This Is Code Red | February 21, 2018

He has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy...


Three Trump Accusers Recount Sexual Misconduct Claims
Melissa Quinn, The Washington Examiner | Trump Accusers | February 21, 2018

"I wanted people to know what kind of person that Trump really is...What a pervert he is..."....

Environmentalists Say They're Averting Disaster. Conservatives Say It's Terrorism
Alexander C. Kaufman, The Huffington post | Villifying Environmentalists | February 21, 2018

Villifying environmentalists is making a comeback...