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.

Donald Trump Personally Blasts The Press
David Remnick, The New Yorker | Trump Personally Blasts Press | November 22, 2016

This is where we are...

How Fake News Goes Viral
Sapna Maheshwari, The New York Times | How Fake News Goes Viral | November 20, 2016

His tweet fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory, one that Trump joined in promoting...

How Pro-Trump Twitter Bots Spread Fake News
Gideon Resnick, The Daily Beast | Pro-Trump Bots | November 18, 2016

Bots aggressively pushed the news of FBI Director James Comey looking into additional emails...

Climate Change A Chinese Hoax?
Tom Phillips, The Guardian | Refuting Trump's Claim | November 17, 2016

Beijing gives Donald Trump a lesson in history...

Trump's Tangled Web
The Editorial Board, New York Times | Trump's Tangled Web | November 17, 2016

Last January, Mr. Trump said: "If I become president, I couldn't care less about my company."...

Shot In The Back At Standing Rock
Josh Fox, The Daily Beast | Shot In The Back At Standing Rock | November 16, 2016

It's a character test -- one America is failing...

Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter And Author, Dies At 61
Sam Roberts, The New York Times | Gwen Ifill: New York Times Obituary | November 15, 2016

The moderator and managing editor of the public affairs program "Washington Week" on PBS and the co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of "Newshour"...

Aftermath: Sixteen Writers On Trump's America
Essays: The New Yorker | Trump's America | November 14, 2016


"They Will Have To Die Now"
James Verini, The New York TimesMagazine | "They Will Have To Die Now" | November 14, 2016

With the Kurdish pesh merga on the road to Mosul...

My Beef Over Clinton's Loss Is With Liberal Feminists, Young And Old
Tina Brown, The Guardian | My Beef Over Hillary Clinton's Loss | November 13, 2016

If Democrats had listened to ordinary Americans, she might have been president