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.

Birth Of Rare White Bison Calf
Riley Laychuk, CBC News | Birth Of Rare White bison | May 17, 2016

New calf believed to be one of just three white bison in Manitoba...

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe, Analysis Finds
Andrew Pollack, The New York Times | New GMO Analysis | May 17, 2016

Genetically engineered crops appear to be safe to eat and safe for the environment...


Crossing The Line
Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey, The New York Times | Crossing The Line | May 14, 2016

How Donald Trump behaved with women in private...

Obama's Gorgeous Goodbye
Frank Bruni, NYT Op Ed | Obama's Gorgeous Goodbye | May 11, 2016

He's giving us a pointed, powerful civics lesson...

The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama's Foreign-Policy Guru
David Samuels, New York | Ben Rhodes Profile | May 9, 2016

How Ben Rhodes rewrote the rules of diplomacy for the digital age...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Politics, In Toons | May 9, 2016

The best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere...

Solar Impulse 2 Over Golden Gate Bridge
Naomi Leach and Victoria Woollaston, Daily Mail online | Solar Impulse 2 Soaring Over SF | May 9, 2016

Stunning shots show Solar Impulse 2 elegantly soaring above the Golden Gate Bridge

It's Not About Sexism
Camille Paglia, Salon | Camille Paglia | May 6, 2016

On Trump, Hillary's "restless bitterness" and the end of the elites...

Resolved: Ted Cruz Was His Worst Self As A Presidential Candidate
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate | The Ted Cruz I Knew | May 5, 2016

In his surly, failed campaign, Cruz turned into a cartoon version of the blowhard I knew on the college debate circuit...

The Combat Ration Collectors Who Eat Decades-Old Military Meals
Ella Morton, Atlas Obscura | MRE Collectors | May 3, 2016

Beef stew from 1983, anyone?...