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.

Hello, Goodbye
Ruth Graham, Slate | Hello Goodbye | August 24, 2016

The author of a best-selling abstinence manifesto is reconsidering the lessons he taught to millions...

"You're Asian, Right? Why Are You Even Here?"
Aaron Mak, Politico | At A Black Lives Matter Protest | August 24, 2016

What I learned when I was attacked -- and spared -- because of my race at a Black Lives Matter protest...

Watching Canada's Biggest Rock Band Say A Dramatic Goodbye
Stephen Marchve, The New Yorker | Gord Downie's Goodbye | August 22, 2016

Gord Downie is coming out on stage every night to burn out publicly. It has been glorious...

English Village Becomes Climate Leader By Quietly Cleaning Up Its Own Patch
Tatiana Schlossberg, The New York Times | Ashton Hayes, Climate Leader | August 22, 2016

Hundreds of residents have banded togther to cut greenhouse missions...

Trump's Empire: A Maze Of Debts And Opaque Ties
Susanne Craig, The New York Times | Trump's Empire | August 20, 2016

Companies he owns have at least $650 million in debt -- twice the amount than can be gleaned from public filings...

An Aging Boy Band Calls It Quits, But Japan Can't Let Go
Motoko Rich, The New York Times | Sports Music Assemble People | August 20, 2016

"If we let them go and disband, it means Japan is finished"...

Trump Is Doubling Down On A Losing Strategy
Nate Silver, Five Thirty Eight | Trump Doubles Down | August 18, 2016

He has his work cut out for him like nominee in history...

Dimming Hope For Afghan Translators
The Editorial Board, The New York Times | Abandoning Afghan Translators | August 18, 2016

About 10,100 Afghans, who had every reason to believe their service to the United States would be rewarded with a safe haven, may be left behind...

Present At The Creation
Harold Doornbos and Jenan Moussa, Foreign Policy | Present At The Creation | August 16, 2016

The never-before-told story of the meeting that led to the creation of ISIS, as explained by an Islamic State insider...

I Survived 'Trump' Magazine - Barely
Carey Purcell, Politico | I Survived 'Trump' Magazine - Barely | August 15, 2016

Bill went unpaid. They turned off the electricity. Our paychecks started bouncing...