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.

An Ancient Cure For Alzheimer's?
Pagan Kennedy, The New York Times Op Ed | Parasites & Brains | July 19, 2017

Scientists often refer to these places as 'Weird' -- Western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic...

Let's Outline Trump's Achievements During His First Six Months In Office
Carl P. Leubsdort, Dallas News Opinion | Trump's Achievements | July 19, 2017

He has significantly influenced government and the nation's image...

How Trump Is Transforming Rural America
Peter Hessler, The New Yorker | Transforming Rural America | July 19, 2017

In Colorado, the President's tone has started rubbing off on residents...

The Trumps And The Truth
The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal | The Trumps And The Truth | July 18, 2017

The best defense against future revelations...

How Novelist Kwame Alexander Hooks Teens On Poetry
Michael Mechanic, Mother Jones | Teens And Poetry | July 17, 2017

"I knew poetry worked..."

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...