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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.

1988: The Year Donald Lost His Mind
Michael Kruse, Politico | 1988: The Year Donald Lost His Mind | March 12, 2016

At the early peak of his success, he pulled the trigger on a manic series of deals that nearly brought him down...

Trump's Not Hitler, He's Mussolini
Fedja Buric, Salon | Trump's Not Hitler, He's Mussolini | March 11, 2016

How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America...

Tsunami Remembered
The Guardian, Matthew Holmes, James Walsh, and Guardian readers | Remembering the 2011 Tsunami | March 11, 2016

We heard from readers around the world wh were in Japan at 2:46 pm on 11 March 2011...

Trump Is The Demagogue That Our Founding Fathers Feared
Michael Gerson, The Washington Post | The Demagogue Our Founding Fathers Feared | March 11, 2016

Trump is to blame for Trump...

Why We Can't Endorse Trump, Rubio, Cruz Or Kasich
Sun Sentinel Editorial Board | Florida Sun Sentinal: Endorsing Nobody | March 8, 2016

The Sun Sentinal Editorial Board is not going to make an endorsement in Florida's March 15 Republican presidential primary...

Amerian Demagogue
David Remnick, The New Yorker | Behind the Trump Phenomenon | March 7, 2016

Behind the Trump phenomenon...

Nancy Reagan, An Influential And Protective First Lady, Dies At 94
Lou Cannon, The New York Times | Nancy Reagan Dies At 94 | March 7, 2016

Mrs. Reagan was a fierce guardian of her husband's image, sometimes at the expense of her own...

The Looming Battle For The Soul Of America
David Smith, The Guardian | The Looming Battle For The Soul Of America | March 5, 2016

How the two frontrunners are now on a collision course...

Cartoonists Take On Bernie Sanders
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | Cartoonists Take On Bernie Sanders | March 5, 2016

Wuerker chooses his favorite cartoons singed by the Bern...

No One Here Can Save The G.O.P.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker | Civil War Within The Republican Party | March 5, 2016

What transpired...was not a debate, not in any specific sense of the word...