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.

Steve Bannon NSC Seat Risks Politicizing National Security, Former Officials Warn
Julian Borger and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian | Placing Bannon On The NSC | January 31, 2017

"this is stone cold crazy. After a week of crazy..."

Wild Child Takes Charge
Maureen Dowd, The New York Times Op Ed | Wild Child Takes Charge | January 29, 2017

So now we're getting the crazy straight up...

Trump's Information Wars
Steve Coll, The New Yorker | Trump's Info Wars | January 29, 2017

Reckoning with how to report on the President's lies...

Seth Meyers Confronts The Trump Era On 'Late Night'
Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times | Seth Meyers' Voice | January 29, 2017

Trump's election has helped him find his voice...

Trump's Little Mexican War
The Wall Street Journal Op Ed | Trump's Little Mexican War | January 27, 2017

Doesn't the "art of the deal" include giving your negotiating partner room to compromise?...

Shocker: The Emoluments Clause Doesn't Apply To Donald Trump!
Reuben Bolling, The Nib | Emoluments Clause Shocker | January 26, 2017

We must include in this clause an EXCEPTION!...

"The Only Way We Can Fight Back Is To Excel"
Dale Russakoff, The New York Times Magazine | Indira's Story | January 25, 2017

Undocumented college students face an uncertain future...

Trump's Vainglorious Affront To The CIA
Robin Wright, The New Yorker | Trump's Vainglorious Affront To The CIA | January 23, 2017

The President's remarks stirred anger and astonishment among current and former agency officials...

America Is Still The Future
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | America Is Still The Future | January 23, 2017

A love letter to my new country...

With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media On Turnout And Intelligence Rift
Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Matthew Rosenberg, The New York Times | Trump Attacks Media | January 22, 2017

A remarkably bitter attack on the news media...