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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.

Condi Rice On Trump: 'Words Do Matter'
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | Rice On Trump: 'Words Do Matter' | May 15, 2017

The former Secretary of State rebuts Trump's America Firstism...

The Threat In President Trump's Interview With Lester Holt
Amy Davidson, The New Yorker | Trump's Threat | May 15, 2017

President Trump is a selfish liar, and a vain one...

What It Means To Work For Trump
Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times | Working For Trump | May 13, 2017

President Trump has never shown any reluctance to sacrifice a surrogate to serve a short-term political need...

What Some Of Our Greatest Writers Are Reading To Stay Sane In The Age Of Trump
Mother Jones | Staying Sane In The Age Of Trump | May 13, 2017

Readings that bring solace and understanding...

Donald Trump After Hours
Michael Scherer and Zeke J. Miller, Time Magazine | Trump After Hours | May 13, 2017

Everything is going just great...

'Not Nixonian': Richard Nixon Library Trolls Trump Over Comey Firing
Martin Belam, The Guardian | Trump Trolled By Nixon Library | May 11, 2017

The Nixon Library hit back on Twitter...

Donald Trump's Firing Of James Comey Is An Attack On American Democracy
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Firing Comey: The Simplest Theory | May 10, 2017

It is important to express things plainly...

In Trump's Firing Of James Comey, Echoes Of Watergate
Peter Baker, The New York Times | Echoes Of Watergate | May 9, 2017

Trump fired the man who potentially most threatened the future of his presidency...

Eating Cheese Does Not Raise Risk Of Heart Attack Or Stroke, Study Finds
Denis Campbell, The Guardian | Full-Fat Dairy Products | May 9, 2017

Dairy products had a neutral impact on human health...

Terrible Idea: A New Afghan Surge
Douglas Wissing, Politico | New Afghan Surge? | May 9, 2017

The war in Afghanistan cannot be won...