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.

Grateful Dead Lyricist, Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead At 70
Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post | John Perry Barlow, R.I.P. | February 8, 2018

"The world lost a true hero today, a Renaissance man who was a relentless warrior for our freedom..."

Gulp. I'm Guilty Of Treason
Frank Bruni, The New York Times Opinion | Do You Worship Me? | February 7, 2018

I'm now told that I have betrayed my country...

Falcon Heavy, In A Roar Of Thunder, Carries SpaceX's Ambition Into Orbit
Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Musk's Tesla Roadster Orbit-Bound | February 6, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched...

Look At Me
Leo Benecictus, The Guardian | Attention-Seeking | February 6, 2018

Why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times...

Beyoncé's Dad And Quincy Jones Highlight America's Colorism Problem
Stereo Williams, The Daily Beast | America's Colorism Problem | February 6, 2018

'We are still working to un-learn so much of that damaging ideology..."

Trump Aide Boasted He Was A Kremlin Adviser 3 Years Before Dossier
Mary Papenfuss, The Huffington Post | Carter Page Letter | February 5, 2018

A 2013 letter unearthed by Time magazine...

The Republican Party Is A Threat To The Constitutional Order
Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes, The Atlantic | Prepartisan Spirit | February 5, 2018

If conservatives want to save the GOP from itself...

Trump's Unparalleled War On A Pillar Of Society: Law Enforcement
Sharon LaFraniere, Katie Benner, and Peter Baker, The New York Times | War On Law Enforcement | February 3, 2018

"It's happening largely because the president is being investigated..."

With The Saturday Night Massacre, Nixon Miscalculated. Will Trump?
John A. Farrell, Politico | Nixon's Miscalculation | February 3, 2018

The president's motives were obvious. He was out to save his skin...

The Nunes Memo Undermines The Right's Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Memo: The Fourth Page | February 3, 2018

Contradicts a right-wing belief about what prompted the investigation...