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.

Why The Middle East Hated Obama But Loves Trump
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | Loving Trump | August 4, 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri explains...

America's Midlife Crisis: Lessons From A Survivalist Summit
Stephen Marche, The Guardian | Survivalist Summit | August 4, 2017

I went to Bowling Green to answer a question that had been haunting me...

First Golfer: Donald Trump's Relationship With Golf Has Never Been More Complicated
Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated | Trump And Golf | August 3, 2017

Playing golf with the 45th President...

While Other U.S. Companies Flee China, Starbucks Doubles Down
Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times | Starbucks In China | August 2, 2017

In Shanghai alone, there are already 600 stores...

My Party Is In Denial About Donald Trump
Jeff Flake, Politico | The Power Of Denial | August 1, 2017

We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?...

Trump Is Wrong If He Thinks Symphonies Are Superior
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times | Trump And Music | August 1, 2017

"We write symphones," President Trump proclaimed...

Bill Browder's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Could Explain Anthony Scaramucci's Bizarre Behavior
Chris York, The Huffington Post UK | Browder's Testimony | August 1, 2017

Designed to distract from something else?...

South Vietnam's "Daredevil Girls"
Heather Stur, The New York Times | South Vietnam's "Daredevil Girls" | August 1, 2017

By 1967, there were more than 2,700 women in the all-female unit...

Trump Tries To Regroup As The West Wing Battles Itself
Peter Baker, The New York Times | Trump Regroups | July 30, 2017

After enduring one of the worst weeks that any modern occupant of the Oval Office has experienced in his inaugural year in power...

Scaramucci Is In. Priebus Is Out.
Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker | New WH Bully | July 29, 2017

In the Trump White House, bullying is its own reward...