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 Trump Is Transforming Rural America
Peter Hessler, The New Yorker | Transforming Rural America | July 19, 2017

In Colorado, the President's tone has started rubbing off on residents...

The Trumps And The Truth
The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal | The Trumps And The Truth | July 18, 2017

The best defense against future revelations...

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...