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.

Trump Is Not The First President To Bash The Media - But He Might Be The Worst
Kara Voght, Mother Jones | Trump & Media | January 18, 2018

The Fake News Awards would take attacks on the press to a whole new level...

The 'Underground Railroad' To Save Atheists
David Robson, The Atlantic | Saving Atheists | January 18, 2018

A vision to protect those persecuted for non-religion...

Too Much Music
James Jackson Toth, NPR | Too Much Music | January 16, 2018

A failed experiment in dedicated listening...

We Thought We Were Going To Die, So We Fought Over A Tractor
Carla Herreria, The Huffington Post | Report From Hawaii | January 15, 2018

A reporter takes an honest look at how she reacted to incoming missile alert...

Guess Who's Coming To 'Peanuts'
David Kamp, The New York Times Opinion | Integrating 'Peanuts' | January 15, 2018

Dr. King's assassination, on April 4, 1968, played a direct role in Franklin's creation...

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard For A Comeback. They Got Their Wish.
Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times | Uranium & Bears Ears | January 13, 2018

'Countries like Kazakhstan, they're not under the same environmental standards. We want a level playing field.'...

Proud To Live In A Nation Of Holers
Bret Stephens, The New York Times Op-Ed | America Is A Nation Of Holers | January 13, 2018

America is a nation of holers...

Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, The New York Times | Tony Harding's Apology | January 13, 2018

Her side of the story...

Repubicans Have Dramatically Ramped Up Their Attacks On Russia Probes In 2018
Nick Baumann and Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post | Russia Probes Attacked By GO{\P | January 11, 2018

Here's why that's worrying...

Inside Steve Bannon's 'Fight Club'
Kurt Bardella, The New York Times Op-Ed | Inside Bannon's 'Fight Club' | January 10, 2018

I met Steve Bannon for the first time in September 2013 at the so-called Breitbart Embassy on Capitol Hill in Washington...