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.

With Conflict And Drama, Trump Hooks You Like A Reality Show
Morning Edition, NPR | Trump's Reality-TV Approach | February 3, 2017

"He uses tools we use every day to tell and shape a story..."

Review: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Will Make You Rethink Race
A.O. Scott, The New York Times | Review: "I Am Not Your Negro" | February 3, 2017

Recommending Raoul Peck's life-altering new documentary...

Raid In Yemen
Eric Schmitt and David E. Sanger, The New York Times | Raid In Yemen | February 2, 2017

Risky from the start, and costly in the end...

The Republican Fausts
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | The Republican Fausts | February 1, 2017

The deal they've struck with the devil comes at too high a price...

Donald Trump, Our 'America First' President, Is Profoundly Un-American
Jonathan Alter, The Daily Beast | Trump Is Profoundly Un-American | January 31, 2017

The ardent nationalist is emerging as the least American president of the United States...

Donald Trump, Pirate-in-Chief
Robin Wright, The New Yorker | Donald Trump: Pirate-in-Chief | January 31, 2017

I always said, 'Take the oil.'"...

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...