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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.

Donald Trump's Victory Proves That America Hates Women
Michelle Goldberg, XX Factor | America Hates Women | November 10, 2016

Forty-six years ago, Germaine Greet wrote in The Female Eunuch, "Women have very little idea of how much men hate them." Well, now we do...

Dakota Pipeline Operator To Defy Obama
Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian | Pipeline Operator To Defy Obama | November 9, 2016

Will push on with final phase of drilling...

Voters Gather At Susan B. Anthony's Grave In Rochester
Sarah Maslin Nir, The New York Times | Susan B. Anthony's Grave | November 9, 2016

On Tuesday, her gravestone was nearly invisible beneath a coating of "I Voted" stickers...

America And The Abyss
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | America And The Abyss | November 8, 2016

It is worth simply reiterating the evidecne in front of our nose that this republic is in serious danger...

FiveThirtyEight Election Update
Nate Silver, fivethirtyeight.com | FiveThirtyEight Election Update | November 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton has a 70 pecent chance of winning the election...

"Man, I Guess We've Won This Thing"
Ruairi Arrieta-Kenna, Politico | Eight Years Ago | November 7, 2016

Eight years ago, a tight-knit group of Obama campaign staffers had a ringside seat as history was made...

What It Took
Michael Kruse, The Washington Post | What It Took | November 5, 2016

A lifetimes of compromises and concessions brought one woman to the brink...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | November 4, 2016

The best of this week's toons, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

Two Americas: Why Donald Trump Still Has A Lot Of Support
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Trump's Support | November 3, 2016

"How can Hillary Clinton be losing to a mentally unstable megalomaniac and sexual predator who doesn't pay income taxes?"...

How To Survive California's Epic Ballot: With A Party, A Pizza And A Haiku
Maria L. La Ganga, The Guardian | California's Epic Ballot | November 1, 2016

Pity the poor California voter, who faces 17 state ballot measures...