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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.

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...

Joe Biden: "I Wish To Hell I'd Just Kept Saying The Exact Same Thing"
Jonathan Alter, The New York Times Magazine | Joe Biden Interview | January 18, 2017

The vice president looks back -- and forward...

In 1918, California Drafted Children Into A War On Squirrels
Atlas Obscura | War On Squirrels | January 16, 2017

This children's crusade was part of Squirrel Week, a seven-day frenzy in which California tried to kill off its ground squirrels...