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.

Tom The Dancing Bug
Ruben Bolling, The Daily Kos | The World At A Crossroads | December 8, 2016

The world at a crossroads...

Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, To Lead E.P.A.
Coral Davenport and Eric Lipton, The New York Times | Trump Picks Cliimate Change Denialist | December 8, 2016

Pruitt has been a key architect of the legal battle against Mr. Obama's climate change policies...

Travelling With James Mattis, Donald Trump's Pick For Secretary Of Defense
Steve Coll, The New Yorker | Travelling With James Mattis | December 7, 2016

Could Mattis have a moderating influence on the Trump Administration and its foreign policy?...

Foregiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock
Jenna Amatulli, The Huffington post | Forgiveness Ceremony At Standing Rock | December 6, 2016

On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans...

What I Learned Binge-Watching Steve Bannon's Documentaries
Adam Wren, Politico | Steve Bannon's Documentaries | December 3, 2016

Here's what 13 hours and 11 minutes of fever-dream conservative viewing says about his dark worldview...

Jon Stewart Finally Went Long About The Election And Donald Trump
Todd Van Luling, The Huffington Post | Jon Stewart On The Election | December 2, 2016

"F***ing buckle your seatbelt and get ready."...

Washington Post Editor Marty Baron Has A Message To Journalist In The Trump Era
Martin Baron, Vanity Fair | Reporting In The Trump Era | December 1, 2016

Words of advice for reporters...

Could President Trump Be Part Of God's Plan?
Garrison Keillor, The Hartford Courant | Garrison Keillor On Trump | November 30, 2016

Blessings on all who cursed me...

What Will Become Of The Dirtbag Left?
Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker | The Dirtbag Left | November 30, 2016

The gleeful vulgarians of "Chapo Trap House" fight for irony in the age of Trump...

Review: Black Elk, by Joe Jackson
Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star Tribune | Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary | November 28, 2016

A sweeping biography of the visionary Black Elk...