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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 Black Activist Who Fought Against D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"
Richard Brody, The New Yorker | Birth Of A Movement | February 6, 2017

The film sheds new light on D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"...

Extreme Vetting, But Not For Banks
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | Extreme Vetting | February 6, 2017

Trump proves he is a tool for Wall Street after all...

Inside The White House-Cabinet Battle Over Trump's Immigration Order
Josh Rogin, The Washington Post | WH-Cabinet Battle Over Immigration Order | February 5, 2017

The disagreement between Bannon and Kelly...

With Conflict And Drama, Trump Hooks You Like A Reality Show
Morning Edition, NPR | Trump's Reality-TV Approach | February 3, 2017

"He uses tools we use every day to tell and shape a story..."

Review: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Will Make You Rethink Race
A.O. Scott, The New York Times | Review: "I Am Not Your Negro" | February 3, 2017

Recommending Raoul Peck's life-altering new documentary...

Raid In Yemen
Eric Schmitt and David E. Sanger, The New York Times | Raid In Yemen | February 2, 2017

Risky from the start, and costly in the end...

The Republican Fausts
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | The Republican Fausts | February 1, 2017

The deal they've struck with the devil comes at too high a price...

Donald Trump, Our 'America First' President, Is Profoundly Un-American
Jonathan Alter, The Daily Beast | Trump Is Profoundly Un-American | January 31, 2017

The ardent nationalist is emerging as the least American president of the United States...

Donald Trump, Pirate-in-Chief
Robin Wright, The New Yorker | Donald Trump: Pirate-in-Chief | January 31, 2017

I always said, 'Take the oil.'"...

Steve Bannon NSC Seat Risks Politicizing National Security, Former Officials Warn
Julian Borger and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian | Placing Bannon On The NSC | January 31, 2017

"this is stone cold crazy. After a week of crazy..."