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.

What Kind Of Loyalty Does A President Need?
Jeff Shesol, The New Yorker | Presidents And Loyalty | May 21, 2017

How a President defines loyalty...

Saudis Give Trump A Reception Fit For A King
Annie Karni, Politico | Respecting Trump | May 21, 2017

A large image of the president was beamed onto the outside of his hotel...

"You'll Be Hanging From A Tree"
Tim Murphy, Mother Jones | Threatening Al Green | May 21, 2017

The first member of Congress to call for President Donald Trump to be impeached...

A Basquiat Sells For 'Mind-Blowing' $110.5 Million At Auction
Robin Pogrebin and Scott Reyburn, The New York Times | Basquiat Skull Sells For $110.5 Million | May 19, 2017

The sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | May 19, 2017

This week crop of editorial cartoons, picked fresh off the Toonosphere...

'The Ideas Made It, But I Didn't'
Tim Alberta, Politico | Pat Buchanan Profile | May 18, 2017

Pat Buchanan thinks it might be too late for the nation he was trying to save...

How Sieraa Leone's Way Out Program Is Saving Lives Through Music
Cooper Inveen, Rolling Stone | Sierra Leone's Way Out Program | May 17, 2017

Providing former child soldiers with an inspiring creative outlet...

Trump's War On The Press Has Always Been Real
Will Oremus, Slate | Trump's War On The Press | May 17, 2017

His attacks on the "media elite" may have seemed like political theater. We finally know better...

An 'Evolutionary Gamble' May Be Killing Joshua Tree's Mother Tortoises
Louis Sahagun, The Los Angeles Times | An Evolutionary Gamble | May 16, 2017

A potentially lethal response to prolonged drought...

Trump's Military Ignorance Steams Full Speed Ahead
Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg View | Trump's Military Ignorance | May 16, 2017

The president's misguided criticisms of the Ford Class supercarrier...