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.

President Trump's Tweets, Annotated
Meg Kelly, NPR | Trump Tweets, Annotated | February 12, 2017

Providing context for key Trump tweets since he took office...

Our Boy President
Garrison Keillor, The Oregonian | Our Boy President | February 12, 2017

The Constitution does not allow 13-year-olds to become president and after last week we can see why...

How Sean Spicer Is Shaking Up The White House Press Briefing
Larry Buchanan and Karen Yourish, The New York Times | WH Press Briefing Shake-up | February 11, 2017

Spicer has upended some of the longstanding traditions surrounding the nearly daily press conference...

Today In Mosul
Rukmini Callimachi, The New York Times | Today In Mosul | February 10, 2017

Retaken parts of ISIS stronghold return to life...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Political Cartoons | February 10, 2017

The best of this week's crop, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

Trump Aide Derided Islam, Immigration and Diversity, Embraced An Anti-Semitic Past
Jessica Schulberg, The Huffington Post | Michael Anton: Publius Decius Mus | February 9, 2017

Using the pen name Publius Decius Mus, Michael Anton promoted Trump's anti-Islam, anti-immigration platform on fringe websites...

The Betsy Devos Confirmation Debacle
Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker | Betsy Devos Confirmation Debacle | February 7, 2017

With a tie-breaking vote cast by Mike Pence...

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Have Turned The White House Against America
Bill McKibben, The Guardian | The White House Against America | February 7, 2017

What's coming from the Oval Office is unprecedented...

The Black Activist Who Fought Against D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"
Richard Brody, The New Yorker | Birth Of A Movement | February 6, 2017

The film sheds new light on D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"...

Extreme Vetting, But Not For Banks
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | Extreme Vetting | February 6, 2017

Trump proves he is a tool for Wall Street after all...