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.

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...

How "Fox & Friends" Rewrites Trump's Reality
Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker | Fox & Friends & Trump | January 9, 2018

The thin fourth wall between the President and his TV...

In Clash Between California And Trump, It's One America Versus Another
Rim Arango, The New York Times | California vs. Trump | January 8, 2018

A had been a rhetorical battle is now a full-fledged fight...

The Real Legacy Of Crazy Horse
Alia Wong, The Atlantic | Crazy Horse's Legacy | January 8, 2018

The Seventh Generation is here...

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea
David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, The New York Times | Underestimating N.K. | January 8, 2018

Within months, comforting assessments looked wildly out of date...

How Would Jesus Drive?
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | How Would Jesus Drive? | January 6, 2018

The pope called such people, in a beautiful phrase, 'the artisans of the common good."...

Trump Lawyer Calls NYT Report A 'Nothing Burger' Amid Talk Of Obstruction
Darren Samuelsohn, Politico | Nothing Burger | January 6, 2018

Legal scholars say Trump is in deeper trouble...