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 Great College Loan Swindle
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | America's College Loan Swindle | November 6, 2017

America's next financial black hole...

I Was A Professional Climate Changer: I Was Wrong
Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones | Professional Climate Denier | November 6, 2017

Actually looked at the evidence and changed his mind...

The Concept Of The Weekend Is Dying
Katrina Onstad, NBC News | World Without Weekends | November 6, 2017

A world without weekends...

Inside Hillary Clinton's Secret Takeover Of The DNC
Donna Brazile, Politico | HRC's DNC Takeover | November 2, 2017

I stumbled onto a shocking truth...

Solving The Mystery Of An Ancient Roman Plague
Kyle Harper, The Atlantic | The Plague Of Cyprian | November 1, 2017

The disease that nearly killed the empire...

Slavery Thrived On Compromise, John Kelly
Kashana Cauley, The New York Times Op-Ed | Slavery & Compromise | November 1, 2017

Our history is based on too much compromise concerning slavery and black lives, not too little.

For Trump, Words Are Stupid Things
Michael Winship, Salon | Trump & Words | November 1, 2017

A book about Churchill and Orwell reminds us how potent skilled rhetoric can be...

State Confirms Wolf Depredation In Clover Valley
Sam Williams, Lassen County Times | A Wolf Story | October 30, 2017

The first confirmed wolf kill in California this century...

'The Square': Why This Award-Winning Art-World Satire Will Make You Squirm
David Fear, Rolling Stone | Inside 'The Square' | October 29, 2017

A Swedish filmmaker, a Danish actor, Elisabeth Moss and a man who imitates monkeys...

New Orleans Marks Fats Domino's Death In Its Usual Style: With A Party
John Swenson, The New York Times | Honoring Fats Domino | October 26, 2017

Music fans reacted in the only appropriate way to mark a death in New Orleans...