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.

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...

"Our Moment To Go On Offense": NRA Makes Big Plans For Trump Presidency
Lois Beckett, The Guardian | NRA: "Our moment to go on offense." | November 28, 2016

LaPierre pledged to go after the "tyrannical erosion of gun rights"...

Combative, Populist Steve Bannon Found His Man In Donald Trump
Scott Shane, The New York Times | Steve Bannon Profile | November 28, 2016

"Trump is Steve's Reagan."...