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.

The G.O.P. Is Rotting
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | Homeless Republicans | December 8, 2017

Now it's clear the middle ground doesn't exist...

Donald Trump Could Really Use A Friend
Frank Bruni, The New York Times Opinion | Trump's Friend Void | December 6, 2017

So much of Trump can be explained through the absence of friends...

God's Plan For Mike Pence
Mckay Coppins, The Atlantic | God's Plan For Mike Pence | December 5, 2017

Will the vice president - and the religious right - be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?...

Donald Trump In The Post-Weinstein Age
Christina Cauterucci, Slate | Trump In The Post-Weinstein Age | December 5, 2017

What it would look like if all the sexual misconduct allegations against the president had come out today...

Dr. Strangelove Was A Documentary
Fred Kaplan, Slate | The Doomsday Machine | December 4, 2017

Daniel Ellsberg's new memoir, The Doonesday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner...

Trump, Manafort, and Me
Corey Lewandowski, Politico | Let Trump Be Trump | December 4, 2017

An excerpt from Let Trump Be Trump...

How Trump's Tax Triump Could Be His Undoing
T.A. Frank, Vanity Fair | Trump's Tax Triump | December 4, 2017

Giving establishment Republicans the one thing they need to abandon him...

Geraldo Rivera's 1991 Memoir Is A Horndog's Bible Of Workplace Harassment
Erin Gloria Ryan, The Daily Beast | Geraldo Rivera's 1991 Memoir | December 2, 2017

I read it all so you didn't have to...

The Case For Normalizing Impeachment
Ezra Klein, Vox | Normalizing Impeachment | December 1, 2017

Impeaching an unfit president has consequences. But leaving one in office could be worse...

It Started As A Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.
Peter S. Goodman and Patricia Cohen, The New York Times | American Life-Changer | December 1, 2017

The bill has been rushed through Congress with scant debate...