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.

Farms Under Threat
American Farmland Trust | Farms Under Threat | May 25, 2018

The state of America's farmland...

There Is Only One Trump Scandal
Adam Serwer | One Trump Scandal | May 25, 2018

They are all elements of one massive tale of corruption...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Toons | May 25, 2018

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

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies At 85
Charles McGrath, The New York Times | Philip Roth, R.I.P. | May 23, 2018

Mr. Roth took on many guises - mainly versions of himself - in the exploration of what it means to be an American, a Jew, a writer, a man...

City In Saitama Prefecture To Tap Into New Revenue Source With Manhole Cover Ads
Mizuho Aoki, Japan Times | Manhole Cover Ads | May 22, 2018

'We hope this project will improve the image of the sewer system....'

Barbara Ehrenreich Gets Pumped For Death
Maxwell Strachan, The Huffington Post | Pumped For Death | May 21, 2018

Why she refuses to waste her final years in a doctor's office...

Jordan Peterson, Custodian Of The Patriarchy
Nellie Bowles, The New York Times | Custodian Of Patriarchy | May 21, 2018

Why won't women just behave?...

Putin Hazed Me: How I Was Stalked, Harassed And Surveilled By Kremlin Stooges
Michael McFaul, Politico | Hazed By Putin | May 21, 2018

The unreveling of the U.S. - Russia Reset...

Obama's Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Obama's Legacy | May 19, 2018

We have a tyranny currently wrapped in a democracy...

My Adventures With The Trip Doctors
Michael Pollan, The New York Times | The Trip Doctors | May 18, 2018

The researchers and renegades bringing psychedelic drugs into the mental health mainstream...