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.

Elizabeth Drew: The Full Transcript
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | Elizabeth Drew | July 17, 2017

Elizabeth Drew on Nixon and Trump...

Scarborough: Trump Is Destroying The Republican Party
Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill | Killing The GOP | July 17, 2017

"A dying party I can no longer defend..."

Japan's Renewable-Energy Revolution
Sam Hall and Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg | Renewable-Energy Revolution | July 15, 2017

The nation's quest for alternatives...

Anonymous Creativity
Krishnamurti and Zen Pencils | Anonymous Creativity | July 14, 2017

Anonymous creativity...

GOP Base Asks, 'What Russia Scandal?'
Gabriel Debenedetti and Jake Lahut, Politico | GOP Base | July 13, 2017

Secret Russia meeting? Fake news...

Of All The Dumb Traditions Of Wimbledon, Its Sexism Is The Worst
Greg Jericho, The Guardian | Wimbledon Sexism | July 13, 2017

A long tradition...

Burning Fossil Fuels Almost Ended All Life On Earth
Peter Brannen, The Atlantic | The End-Permian Mass Extinction | July 12, 2017

Planet Earth's worst mass extinction...


This Town Melts Down
Mark Leibovich, The New York Times Magazine | D.C. Meltdown | July 11, 2017

A veteran political reporter takes stock...

How Obama's Failure To Prosecute Wall Street Set The Stage For Trump's Win
Alexander C. Kaufman, The Huffington Post | Chickens**t Club | July 11, 2017

A "chickens**t club of prosecutors...

Russian Dirt On Clinton? 'I Love It,' Donald Trump Jr. Said
Jo Becker, Adam Goldman, Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times | Russian Dirt | July 11, 2017

The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Jr...