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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.

The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don't Let Them!
Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company | The Plotocrats Are Winning | January 6, 2016

Find a place for yourself in the struggle for democracy...

How Emotions Change The Way Musicians' Brains Work
Carolyn Gregoire, Huffpost Science | Emotions And Musicians' Braind | January 6, 2016

Strong feelings may help artists enter the "flow" state of consciousness...

The Secret, Hypocritical Gay World Of ISIS
Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast | Secret, Hypocritical Gay World Of ISIS | January 6, 2016

ISIS murdered a 15-year-old accused of being gay but spared the life of his 'rapist'...

George And Martha Up Close And Personal
Sandra McElwaine, The Daily Beast | George And Martha Washington | January 3, 2016

How they helped each other, and how they inspire us...

Behind The Reagan Myth
William Leuchtenburg, Salon | Behind The Reagan Myth | January 1, 2016

"No one had ever entered the White House so grossly ill-informed..."

Campaign 2015
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | The Year In Trump Cartoons | December 31, 2015

A year best told through these 15 Trump cartoons...

Ready For Prime Time
Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker | Leslie Jones: Ready For Prime Time | December 29, 2015

After twenty-five years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star...

This Startup Is Trying To Revolutionize Your Morning Coffee
Eline Gordts, The World Post | Etsy Of Coffee | December 29, 2015

Vega helps growers sell directly to consumers...

This Modern World: Year In Review
Tom Tomorrow, Daily Kos | This Modern World: 2015 Review | December 28, 2015

On a personal note, 2015 was the year in which I was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize...

A Very Wuerker Year
Matt Wuerker, Politico | A Very Wuerker Year | December 27, 2015

A look back at 2015's political cartoons form the desk of Matt Wuerker...