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.

Colorful Clouds To Dot East Coast Skies After NASA Rocket Launch On Tuesday
Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather | NASA's Colorful Clouds | June 13, 2017

Red, blue, and green clouds will dot skies across the East Coast on Tuesday evening...

Why Trump Is Like This
Isaac Chotiner, Slate | Why Trump Is Like This | June 12, 2017

The president's biographer explains...

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...