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 Countess And The Schoolboy
Daniel Mendelsohn, The New Yorker | A Writer's Muse | June 12, 2017

She made me a writer...

Trump's Coming Constitutional Crisis
Jonathan Alter, The Daily Beast | Trump's Coming Constitutional Crisis | June 11, 2017

We're in deep and brackish waters now...

Everybody In Washington Knows The Disaster Is Coming
Charles B. Pierce, Esquire | Life In Washington, D.C. | June 10, 2017

But nobody looks equipped to stop 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...