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.

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Toons | July 2, 2018

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, plucked from the Toonosphere...

Willie Lee Rose, Historian Of Reconstruction, Dies At 91
Sam Roberts, The New York Times | Willie Lee Rose, R.I.P. | June 30, 2018

Her greatest legacy was recasting the prevailing view of Reconstruction...

The Lost City Of Trump
Michael Kruse, Politico | Trump City | June 29, 2018

How the sage of Trump City foreshadowed the president's chaotic path to the White House...

She Knows How To Make An Exit. You're Reading It
Margalit Fox, The New York Times | Lives Well Lived | June 29, 2018

For this obituary writer, the end has come...

How Weed Edibles Are Shedding Their Stigman In The Food World
K. Astre, The Huffington Post | Cannabis Cuisine | June 29, 2018

Evolving far beyond pot brownies...

The Iowa Farmers On The Frontline Of Trump's Trade War With China
Ben Jacobs, The Guardia | Frontline: Iowa | June 27, 2018

Proposed Chinese tariffs on American goods like the soy bean may hit hardest in Iowa...

The Dangers Of Distracted Parenting
Erika Christakis, The Atlantic | Distracted Parenting | June 27, 2018

The engagement between parent and child is increasingly low-quality...

Going For Broke, The Middle Class Goes Broke
Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times | Squeezed | June 27, 2018

Why our families can't afford America...

How McKinsey Lost Its Way In South Africa
Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe, The New York Times | McKinsey's Mistake | June 26, 2018

It made the biggest mistake in its storied nine-decade history...

America's Problem Isn't Too Little Democracy. It's Too Much.
Joshua Geltzer, Politico | Hyper-Democratization | June 26, 2018

How the online mob is shattering the system the Founders designed...