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 It Took
Michael Kruse, The Washington Post | What It Took | November 5, 2016

A lifetimes of compromises and concessions brought one woman to the brink...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | November 4, 2016

The best of this week's toons, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

Two Americas: Why Donald Trump Still Has A Lot Of Support
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Trump's Support | November 3, 2016

"How can Hillary Clinton be losing to a mentally unstable megalomaniac and sexual predator who doesn't pay income taxes?"...

How To Survive California's Epic Ballot: With A Party, A Pizza And A Haiku
Maria L. La Ganga, The Guardian | California's Epic Ballot | November 1, 2016

Pity the poor California voter, who faces 17 state ballot measures...

The Power Of Music, Trapped In A Cubicle
Amisha Padnani, The New York Times | This Election, Paranoia Reigns | November 1, 2016

"I think there's definitely more paranoia this year..."

Donald Trump Used Legally Dubious Method To Avoid Paying Taxes
David Barstow, Mike McIntire, Patricia Cohen, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner, The New York Times | Trump Tax Maneuver | October 31, 2016

A tax avoidance mmaneuver so legally dubious his own lawyers advised him that the IRS woud most likely declare it improper if he were audited...

I Am A White Person Who Went To Standing Rock. This Is What I Learned.
Katie Scarlett Brandt, The Huffington Post | Report From Standing Rock | October 29, 2016

Experiencing Standing Rock as a human being...

Worried About A Rigged Election? Here's One Way To Handle It
Josh Zeitz, Politico | Nixon vs. Kennedy | October 27, 2016

Why the GOP should pay attention to Nixon vs. Kennedy, 1960...

Russia's Cyberscene
Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor | Russia's Cyberscene | October 27, 2016

Kremlin desires, private hackers, and patriotism...

Great Performances: "Hamilton's America"
Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post | The "Hamilton" Doc | October 25, 2016

You can literally watch the entire "Hamilton" documentary right here...