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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 Only Way We Can Fight Back Is To Excel"
Dale Russakoff, The New York Times Magazine | Indira's Story | January 25, 2017

Undocumented college students face an uncertain future...

Trump's Vainglorious Affront To The CIA
Robin Wright, The New Yorker | Trump's Vainglorious Affront To The CIA | January 23, 2017

The President's remarks stirred anger and astonishment among current and former agency officials...

America Is Still The Future
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | America Is Still The Future | January 23, 2017

A love letter to my new country...

With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media On Turnout And Intelligence Rift
Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Matthew Rosenberg, The New York Times | Trump Attacks Media | January 22, 2017

A remarkably bitter attack on the news media...

A Love Letter To JetBlue Flight 724 On Inaugration Day
Johanna Hartford, Huffington Post | Love Letter To Flight 724 | January 21, 2017

That's when I started to feel it...

What President Trump Doesn't Get About America
The New York Times Editorial Board | What Trump Doesn't Get | January 21, 2017

The new president offered a tortured rewrite of American history...

An Emergency Trump Inauguration Cartoon Slide Show
The New Yorker | Trump NYer Cartoons | January 21, 2017

Things have become cartoonish, in the worst sense...

How Jokes Won The Election
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker | How Jokes Won The Election | January 19, 2017

How do you fight an emey who's just kidding?...

To Obama With Love, And Hate, And Desperation
Jeanne Marie Laskas, The New York Times Magazine | Letters To The President | January 18, 2017

Through millions of letters, the unfiltered story of a nation...

The Art Of Throwing A Presidential Kegger
Wayne Curtis, The Daily Beast | Andrew Jackson's Inaugural Bash | January 18, 2017

Five lessons on how to throw a White House Party, from Andrew Jackson...