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.

From Expensing Yachts To Chasing The Onion: I Watched The Newsweekly Die From The Inside
Matthew Cooper, Politico | Newsweek In Shambles | February 8, 2018

Newsweek is in shambles...

Grateful Dead Lyricist, Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead At 70
Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post | John Perry Barlow, R.I.P. | February 8, 2018

"The world lost a true hero today, a Renaissance man who was a relentless warrior for our freedom..."

Gulp. I'm Guilty Of Treason
Frank Bruni, The New York Times Opinion | Do You Worship Me? | February 7, 2018

I'm now told that I have betrayed my country...

Falcon Heavy, In A Roar Of Thunder, Carries SpaceX's Ambition Into Orbit
Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Musk's Tesla Roadster Orbit-Bound | February 6, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched...

Look At Me
Leo Benecictus, The Guardian | Attention-Seeking | February 6, 2018

Why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times...

Beyoncé's Dad And Quincy Jones Highlight America's Colorism Problem
Stereo Williams, The Daily Beast | America's Colorism Problem | February 6, 2018

'We are still working to un-learn so much of that damaging ideology..."

Trump Aide Boasted He Was A Kremlin Adviser 3 Years Before Dossier
Mary Papenfuss, The Huffington Post | Carter Page Letter | February 5, 2018

A 2013 letter unearthed by Time magazine...

The Republican Party Is A Threat To The Constitutional Order
Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes, The Atlantic | Prepartisan Spirit | February 5, 2018

If conservatives want to save the GOP from itself...

Trump's Unparalleled War On A Pillar Of Society: Law Enforcement
Sharon LaFraniere, Katie Benner, and Peter Baker, The New York Times | War On Law Enforcement | February 3, 2018

"It's happening largely because the president is being investigated..."

With The Saturday Night Massacre, Nixon Miscalculated. Will Trump?
John A. Farrell, Politico | Nixon's Miscalculation | February 3, 2018

The president's motives were obvious. He was out to save his skin...