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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.

How Sieraa Leone's Way Out Program Is Saving Lives Through Music
Cooper Inveen, Rolling Stone | Sierra Leone's Way Out Program | May 17, 2017

Providing former child soldiers with an inspiring creative outlet...

Trump's War On The Press Has Always Been Real
Will Oremus, Slate | Trump's War On The Press | May 17, 2017

His attacks on the "media elite" may have seemed like political theater. We finally know better...

An 'Evolutionary Gamble' May Be Killing Joshua Tree's Mother Tortoises
Louis Sahagun, The Los Angeles Times | An Evolutionary Gamble | May 16, 2017

A potentially lethal response to prolonged drought...

Trump's Military Ignorance Steams Full Speed Ahead
Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg View | Trump's Military Ignorance | May 16, 2017

The president's misguided criticisms of the Ford Class supercarrier...

A Rapper Goes To Therapy, On Camera
Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker | On-Camera Therapy | May 16, 2017

The rapper Freddie Gibbs is the most compelling patient...

How Trump Gets His Fake News
Shane Goldmacher, Politico | Feeding Trump | May 15, 2017

Slipping news stories onto his desk...

Condi Rice On Trump: 'Words Do Matter'
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | Rice On Trump: 'Words Do Matter' | May 15, 2017

The former Secretary of State rebuts Trump's America Firstism...

The Threat In President Trump's Interview With Lester Holt
Amy Davidson, The New Yorker | Trump's Threat | May 15, 2017

President Trump is a selfish liar, and a vain one...

What It Means To Work For Trump
Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times | Working For Trump | May 13, 2017

President Trump has never shown any reluctance to sacrifice a surrogate to serve a short-term political need...

What Some Of Our Greatest Writers Are Reading To Stay Sane In The Age Of Trump
Mother Jones | Staying Sane In The Age Of Trump | May 13, 2017

Readings that bring solace and understanding...