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 Kids Are Alt-Right
Albert Samaha, Mike Hayes, Talal Ansari, Buzzfeed | Kids Are Quoting Trump | June 9, 2017

Kids are quoting Trump to bully their classmates...

Comey's Revenge: Measuring Obstruction
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | Comey's Revenge | June 9, 2017

Trump very well may be under investigation now

James Comey's Intellectual History
Nicholas Schmidle, The New Yorker | James Comey's Intellectual History | June 8, 2017

"I don't care about politics," he insisted. "I care about doing the right thing."...

Here's What James Comey Will Say...
Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post | Comey's Statement | June 7, 2017

Trump asked him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn...

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business
Dan Alexander and Forbes Staff, Forbes Magazine | Trump Foundations | June 7, 2017

"We get to use our assets 100% free of charge," Trump tells Forbes...

This Short, Terrifying Book Explains How The West Could Collapse
Harry Cheadle, Vice | The Retreat Of Western Liberalism | June 7, 2017

An interview with Edward Luce...

Quietly, Surely, We're Losing A Whole Pine Species En Masse And Nobody Gives A Damn
Maya L. Kapoor, Mother Jones | Losing A Whole Pine Species | June 6, 2017

Why the Endangered Species Act can't save these trees...

The Teenage Life, Streamed Live And For Profit
Amanda Hess, The New York Times | Teenage Life, Streamed | June 6, 2017

Across the country, teenagers' phones lit up...

Five Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building
Anne Barnard and David D. Kirkpatrick | Breaking Ties With Qatar | June 5, 2017

The severing of all connections...

What Trump Really Fears
Mckay Coppins, The Atlantic | What Trump Really Fears | June 5, 2017

The blast radius of the Russia investigation continues to expand...