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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.

Donald Trump Didn't Want To Be President
Michael Wolff, New York Magazine | Fire And Fury Excerpt | January 4, 2018

One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration's shocked first days...

What I Learned While Staring At Neil Young's Flannel Shirts
Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker | Neil Young's Stuff | January 4, 2018

The narratives offered by ojects...

John Dean: Nixon 'Might Have Survived If There Had Been A Fox News'
Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico | John Dean On Trump | January 2, 2018

The mistake Dean saw Nixon and his close aides and accomplices make...

Bernstein: Trump's Lawyers Tell Him What He Wants To Hear On Russia
Daniella Diaz, CNN | Woodward & Bernstein On Trump | January 2, 2018

'They have an out-of-control client..."

Joke Cryptocurrencies Like 'Jesus Coin' Are Making Serious Money
Kelly Weill, The Daily Beast | Joke Cryptocurrencies: Jesus Coin | January 2, 2018

Even something with 'useless' in the title has raised a quarter-billion dollars...

Want To Be Happy? Think Like An Old Person
John Leland, The New York Times | Being Happy | January 1, 2018

The paradox of old age...

War On The Blue States
Eric Schnurer, US News and World Report | War On Blue States | January 1, 2018

The 21st century version of the Kansas-Nebraska Act...

"Which One of You Nuts Has got Any Guts?"
Greg O'Brien, The Huffington Post | Of Nuts And Guts | January 1, 2018

"When you lose your laugh, you lose your footing,"...

The Year Russian L.G.B.T. Persecution Defied Belief
Masha Gessen, The New Yorker | Persecution In Russia | December 30, 2017

Chechen authorities were rounding up and torturing gay men...

What I Learned From Reading All The Media Safaris Into 'Trump Country' I Could Handle Before Wanting To Die
Ashely Feinberg, The Huffington Post | Trumpland | December 30, 2017

Turns out Trump supporters still support Trump...