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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.

I Was A Liberal Mole At Fox News
Joe Muto, Salon | Inside The Beast | May 3, 2017

From Bill O'Reilly to Roger Ailes, here's all the inside dope...

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think
Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty, Politico | The Media Bubble | May 2, 2017

We crunched the data...

400 People Microdosed LSD For A Month In The Name Of Science
Daniel Oberhaus, Motherboard | Microdosing | May 2, 2017

The post that launched a thousand blogs...

'Paid Manipulator' In 1973, Pulitzer Prize Winner In 1978
David W. Dunlap, The New York Times | NYT: The Liveliest Debate | May 2, 2017

Sometimes, the liveliest debate is over the columns...

The Strange Psychological Power of 'Fox & Friends'
Joanna Weiss, Politico | Fox & Friends | April 30, 2017

How is that affecting Viewer No. 1?...

The Female Husbands
Benjamin Haas, The Guardian | Acrush | April 30, 2017

Boyband of girls wins hearts in China...

Video Games Aren't Addictive
Christopher J. Ferguson and Patrick Markey, The New York Times Sunday Review | Video Games Aren't Addictive | April 30, 2017

Is video game addiction a real thing?

We Just Breached The 410 Parts Per Million Threshold
Brian Kahn, Climate Central | A New Milestone: 410 PPM | April 28, 2017

Carbon dioxide hits a new high...

Harper's Index
Harper's Magazine | Harper's Index | April 26, 2017

Portion of Americans who believe The Onion is a credible news course: 1/5 ...

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think
Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty, Politico | The Media Bubble | April 26, 2017

We crunched the data. The results should worry you...