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.

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...

Of All The Dumb Traditions Of Wimbledon, Its Sexism Is The Worst
Greg Jericho, The Guardian | Wimbledon Sexism | July 13, 2017

A long tradition...

Burning Fossil Fuels Almost Ended All Life On Earth
Peter Brannen, The Atlantic | The End-Permian Mass Extinction | July 12, 2017

Planet Earth's worst mass extinction...


This Town Melts Down
Mark Leibovich, The New York Times Magazine | D.C. Meltdown | July 11, 2017

A veteran political reporter takes stock...

How Obama's Failure To Prosecute Wall Street Set The Stage For Trump's Win
Alexander C. Kaufman, The Huffington Post | Chickens**t Club | July 11, 2017

A "chickens**t club of prosecutors...