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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.

How "Fox & Friends" Rewrites Trump's Reality
Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker | Fox & Friends & Trump | January 9, 2018

The thin fourth wall between the President and his TV...

In Clash Between California And Trump, It's One America Versus Another
Rim Arango, The New York Times | California vs. Trump | January 8, 2018

A had been a rhetorical battle is now a full-fledged fight...

The Real Legacy Of Crazy Horse
Alia Wong, The Atlantic | Crazy Horse's Legacy | January 8, 2018

The Seventh Generation is here...

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea
David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, The New York Times | Underestimating N.K. | January 8, 2018

Within months, comforting assessments looked wildly out of date...

How Would Jesus Drive?
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | How Would Jesus Drive? | January 6, 2018

The pope called such people, in a beautiful phrase, 'the artisans of the common good."...

Trump Lawyer Calls NYT Report A 'Nothing Burger' Amid Talk Of Obstruction
Darren Samuelsohn, Politico | Nothing Burger | January 6, 2018

Legal scholars say Trump is in deeper trouble...

A Selfie For Your Shelf
Steven Kurutz, The New York Times | Getting Doobed | January 4, 2018

Getting doobed...

Donald Trump Didn't Want To Be President
Michael Wolff, New York Magazine | Fire And Fury Excerpt | January 4, 2018

One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration's shocked first days...

What I Learned While Staring At Neil Young's Flannel Shirts
Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker | Neil Young's Stuff | January 4, 2018

The narratives offered by ojects...

John Dean: Nixon 'Might Have Survived If There Had Been A Fox News'
Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico | John Dean On Trump | January 2, 2018

The mistake Dean saw Nixon and his close aides and accomplices make...