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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.

What Did Donald Trump Say On The Iraq War And When Did He Say It?
Tim Murphy, Mother Jones | Trump On Iraq: A Brief History | September 29, 2016

A brief history...

In "Hitler," An Ascent From "Dunderhead" to Demagogue
Michiko Kakutani, NYTBR | Hitler's Ascent | September 29, 2016

How did Hitler rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven?

Stop Pretending You Don't Know Why People Hate Hillary Clinton
Larry Womack, The Huffington Post | Hating Hillary Clinton | September 29, 2016

The answers seem to be everything but the obvious...

The Boho Drain
Rory Carroll, The Guardian | The Boho Drain: SF to LA | September 26, 2016

Bohemians say goodbye San Francisco, Hello L.A....

Standing Tall
Kristen A. Carpenter and Angela R. Riley, Slate | Standing Tall: A Social Justice Movement For Native Americans | September 26, 2016

Galvanizing a social justice movement for Native Americans...

Donald Trump's Week Of Misrepresentations, Exaggerations And Half-Truths
Kyle Cheney, Isaac Arnsdorf, Daniel Lippman, Daniel Strauss and Brent Griffiths, Politico | Fact-Checking The Candidates For A Week | September 25, 2016

POLITICO fact-checked both candidates for a week...

Richard Ford Reviews Bruce Springsteen's Memoir
Richard Ford, NYTBR | Richard Ford On Bruce Springsteen | September 22, 2016

How the hell do you get from Freehold, N.J., to this in only 50 short years?...

New York's Rational Response To Terror
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker | NYC's Response To Terror | September 21, 2016

The cool on display over the weekend was not courage, really. It was just calculation...

President Trump's First Term
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | President Trump's First Term | September 20, 2016

His campaign tells us a lot about what kind of Commander-in-Chief he would be...

How Pop Culture Wore Out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"
Nick Murray, The New York Times | Overdoing "Hallelujah" | September 20, 2016

"Hallelujah" has become so inescapable that the songwriter once asked for a break from his own track...