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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.

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...

The Power Of Music, Trapped In A Cubicle
Amisha Padnani, The New York Times | This Election, Paranoia Reigns | November 1, 2016

"I think there's definitely more paranoia this year..."

Donald Trump Used Legally Dubious Method To Avoid Paying Taxes
David Barstow, Mike McIntire, Patricia Cohen, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner, The New York Times | Trump Tax Maneuver | October 31, 2016

A tax avoidance mmaneuver so legally dubious his own lawyers advised him that the IRS woud most likely declare it improper if he were audited...