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 Cascade Of False Claims In Time's Interview On His Falsehoods
Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post | Fact-Checking Trump | March 26, 2017

Here's a round-up of his key misstatements...

Echt Deutsch
Yascha Mounk, Harper's Magazine | Echt Deutsch: Germany & Refugees | March 24, 2017

How the refugee crisis is changing a nation's identity...

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself To Death
Jia Tolention, The New Yorker | The Gig Economy | March 24, 2017

Mary's story...

Is Truth Dead?
Michael Scherer, Time | Trump Interview: Is Truth Dead? | March 23, 2017

Can President Trump handle the truth?...

Becoming Duterte: The Making Of A Philippine Strongman
Richard C. Paddock, The New York Times | The Making Of A Philippine Strongman | March 21, 2017

Obsessed with death, he has turned his violent vision into national policy...

The Opioid Epidemic Is This Generation's AIDS Crisis
Andrew Sullivan, New York | Opioids: This Generation's AIDS Crisis | March 21, 2017

The opioid epidemic is the new AIDS in this respect; its toll on one demographic...

How To Build An Autocracy
David Frum, The Atlantic | How To Build An Autocracy | March 21, 2017

The playbook Donald Trump could use...

Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies At 88
Dan Barry, The New York Times | Jimmy Breslin Dies At 88 | March 19, 2017

"Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers..."

'Apartheid': How One Word Reignited UN Tensions Over Israel
David Iaconangelo, Christian Science Monitor | Word Reignites UN Tensions | March 19, 2017

A UN report used the word 'apartheid' to describe Israeli policies...

Why Chuck Berry Is Even Greater Than You Think
Peter Guralnick, Rolling Stone | Chuck Berry's Genius | March 19, 2017

Revelatory encounters with a rock & roll pioneer...