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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.

Donald Trump's Firing Of James Comey Is An Attack On American Democracy
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Firing Comey: The Simplest Theory | May 10, 2017

It is important to express things plainly...

In Trump's Firing Of James Comey, Echoes Of Watergate
Peter Baker, The New York Times | Echoes Of Watergate | May 9, 2017

Trump fired the man who potentially most threatened the future of his presidency...

Eating Cheese Does Not Raise Risk Of Heart Attack Or Stroke, Study Finds
Denis Campbell, The Guardian | Full-Fat Dairy Products | May 9, 2017

Dairy products had a neutral impact on human health...

Terrible Idea: A New Afghan Surge
Douglas Wissing, Politico | New Afghan Surge? | May 9, 2017

The war in Afghanistan cannot be won...

Why We Must Support Human Rights
John McCain, New York Times Opinion | McCain On Human Rights | May 8, 2017

We are a country with a conscience...

Tomi Lahren Will Not Shut Up
Joseph Guinto, Politico | Tomi Lahren: Not Going Away | May 7, 2017

The right's hottest new media star...

How Trump Could Get Fired
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | How Trump Could Get Fired | May 7, 2017

Paths for removing a President...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Political Cartoons | May 6, 2017

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, plucked fresh off the toonosphere...

How To Let It All Hang Out For World Naked Gardening Day
Jean Nick, Rodale's Organic LIfe | World Naked Gardening Day | May 6, 2017

It's time to drop the fig leaf...

The Reactionary Temptation
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | The Reactionary Temptation | May 5, 2017

The close-minded ideology that can no longer be ignored...