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.

What Donald Trump Learned From Joseph McCarthy's Right-Hand Man
Jonathan Mahler and Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times | What Trump Learned From Roy Cohn | June 20, 2016

Roy Cohn was Mr. Trump's lawyer for 13 years...

Tim Peake Nursing 'World's Worst Hangover' After Six Months In Space
Press Assocation, The Guardian | World's Worst Hangover | June 20, 2016

Dizziness and vertigo as he readjusts to Earth...


Trump's Supporters
Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post | At A Trump Rally: Tweets And Reflection | June 17, 2016

Scenes from Donald Trump's rally at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina...

The Braggart With The Ducktail Who Would Be President
Garrison Keillor, Chicago Tribune | The Ducktail Who Would Be President | June 16, 2016

He is a thug and doesn't bother to hide it...

The Garrison Keillor You Never Knew
Cara Buckley, The New York Times | The Garrison Keillor You Never Knew | June 16, 2016

Garrison Keillor was riding shotgun...

'Hamilton' And Liberal Education
Michael Roth, HuffPost Blog | The Hamilton Prize | June 16, 2016

When you give students the freedom to inquire...

The Old Man
David Means | The Old Man | June 13, 2016

A writer remembers his father...

Trump's Résumé
Adam Davidson | Trump's Résumé | June 13, 2016

Behind the golden curtain of Donald Trump's resume...

Teaching Comedy
Luke O'Neil, The New York Times Magazine | Teaching Comedy | June 13, 2016

Could a college degree in comedy be anything but a joke?...

Romney Summit
Philip Rucker and Dan Balz, The Washington Post | Anti-Trump Republicans In Exile | June 10, 2016

Anti-Trump Republicans in exile meet to ponder their party's future...