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.

God Help Us. We're In Trouble Down Here.
Garrison Keillor, The Washington Post Opinion | Keillor On Trump: God Help Us. | September 1, 2016

The word "loser" is spoken with such contempt these days...

A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread Of False Stories
Neil MacFarquhar, The New York Times | Russian Weapon: False Stories | August 29, 2016

A flood of distorted and outright false information...

Here's How The AP Should Have Written Its Hillary Clinton Article
Ryan Grim and Daniel Marans, Huffington Post | Rewriting AP Article | August 29, 2016

Money is just one form of currency in the Clintons' elite circles...

Saudis And Extremism
Scott Shane, The New York Times | Saudis & Extremism | August 25, 2016

"Both the arsonists and the firefighters..."

Low-Income Workers Get Priced Out Of California Beach City
Sam Levin, The Guarian | Down And Out In S. Cruz | August 25, 2016

Working-class Americans forced out of Santa Cruz...

Hello, Goodbye
Ruth Graham, Slate | Hello Goodbye | August 24, 2016

The author of a best-selling abstinence manifesto is reconsidering the lessons he taught to millions...

"You're Asian, Right? Why Are You Even Here?"
Aaron Mak, Politico | At A Black Lives Matter Protest | August 24, 2016

What I learned when I was attacked -- and spared -- because of my race at a Black Lives Matter protest...

Watching Canada's Biggest Rock Band Say A Dramatic Goodbye
Stephen Marchve, The New Yorker | Gord Downie's Goodbye | August 22, 2016

Gord Downie is coming out on stage every night to burn out publicly. It has been glorious...

English Village Becomes Climate Leader By Quietly Cleaning Up Its Own Patch
Tatiana Schlossberg, The New York Times | Ashton Hayes, Climate Leader | August 22, 2016

Hundreds of residents have banded togther to cut greenhouse missions...

Trump's Empire: A Maze Of Debts And Opaque Ties
Susanne Craig, The New York Times | Trump's Empire | August 20, 2016

Companies he owns have at least $650 million in debt -- twice the amount than can be gleaned from public filings...