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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.

Nine Times Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord
Alexander C. Kaufman, The Hufftington Post | Trump's Nine Twisted Facts | June 1, 2017

Nine things Trump got wrong...

"We Only Ask An Even Chance To Live As Other Men Live"
Daniel J. Shartstein | Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War | June 1, 2017

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce found a way to fight for his people...

Trump's Stupid And Reckless Climate Decision
Bill McKibben, The New York Times Opinion | Trump's Climate Decision | June 1, 2017

Our nation's dumbest act since launching the war in Iraq...

Donald Trump's Weird Typo Becomes The Hot New Word Everyone Is Using
Ed Mazza, Huffington Post | Covfefe | May 31, 2017

One of the best words...

Trump: The Presidency In Peril
Elizabeth Drew, The New York Review Of Books | Trump: The Presidency In Peril | May 30, 2017

Kushner is a lot more like Trump than is generally understood...

Snubs And Slights Are Part Of The Job In Trump's White House
Ashley Parker, The Washington Post | Snubs And Slights | May 30, 2017

Enduring public humiliation has become a defining characteristic of Spicer's tenure...

Hunting Down The Lost Apples Of The Pacific Northwest
Kirk Johnson, The New York Times | Hunting Down Lost Apples | May 30, 2017

David Benscoter honed his craft as an investigator for the F.B.I....

WWI's Harlem Hellfighters Who Cut Down Germans And Gave France Jazz
Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast | Harlem Hellfighters | May 29, 2017

What the 369th had...

Vietnam's Unhealed Wounds
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The New York Times Opinion | Vietnam: Unhealed Wounds | May 29, 2017

We have been unable to put that war behind us...

The Conservative Mind Has Become Diseased
Michael Gerson, The Washington Post Opinion | The Conservative Mind | May 27, 2017

The embrace of Seth Rich conspiracy theories by conservative media figures...`