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.

Alabama Says No To Trump's Tribalism
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times Op-Ed | Trump's Tribalism | December 13, 2017

For me it comes down to just two words...

The Nazi-Puncher's Dilemma
Luke O'Brien, The Huffington Post | Inside The Antifa Movement | December 10, 2017

Inside the antifa movement's struggle...

Letter Of Recommendation: iNaturalist
Ferris Jabr, The New York Times Magazine | Recommendation: iNaturalist | December 9, 2017

A free app that can identify animals, plants, and mushrooms on sight...

The Case For The Baker In The Gay-Wedding Culture War
Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer | The Baker's Case | December 8, 2017

The baker's religious convictions are not trivial...

The G.O.P. Is Rotting
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | Homeless Republicans | December 8, 2017

Now it's clear the middle ground doesn't exist...

Donald Trump Could Really Use A Friend
Frank Bruni, The New York Times Opinion | Trump's Friend Void | December 6, 2017

So much of Trump can be explained through the absence of friends...

God's Plan For Mike Pence
Mckay Coppins, The Atlantic | God's Plan For Mike Pence | December 5, 2017

Will the vice president - and the religious right - be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?...

Donald Trump In The Post-Weinstein Age
Christina Cauterucci, Slate | Trump In The Post-Weinstein Age | December 5, 2017

What it would look like if all the sexual misconduct allegations against the president had come out today...

Dr. Strangelove Was A Documentary
Fred Kaplan, Slate | The Doomsday Machine | December 4, 2017

Daniel Ellsberg's new memoir, The Doonesday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner...

Trump, Manafort, and Me
Corey Lewandowski, Politico | Let Trump Be Trump | December 4, 2017

An excerpt from Let Trump Be Trump...