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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.

South Vietnam's "Daredevil Girls"
Heather Stur, The New York Times | South Vietnam's "Daredevil Girls" | August 1, 2017

By 1967, there were more than 2,700 women in the all-female unit...

Trump Tries To Regroup As The West Wing Battles Itself
Peter Baker, The New York Times | Trump Regroups | July 30, 2017

After enduring one of the worst weeks that any modern occupant of the Oval Office has experienced in his inaugural year in power...

Scaramucci Is In. Priebus Is Out.
Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker | New WH Bully | July 29, 2017

In the Trump White House, bullying is its own reward...

Trump Is Woody Allen Without The Humor
Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal | Peggy Noonan On Trump | July 29, 2017

Half his tweets show utter weakness...

Call It 'Sneaky Repeal,' Not 'Skinny Repeal'
NYT Editorial Board | Sneaky Repeal | July 27, 2017

The Republican mission to destroy Obamacare has become a farce...

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me To Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, And Steve Bannon
Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker | Scaramucci Unloads | July 27, 2017

He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff...

Inside The Secret Plan To Stop Vladimir Putin's U.S. Election Plot
Massimo Calabresi, Time Magazine | Inside The Secret Plan | July 27, 2017

Inside the secret plan...

A Trump Tower Of Absolute Folly
Ross Douthat, The New York Times Opinion | Tower Of Folly | July 26, 2017

Madness all the way to the top...

Long On Trump
Jessica Pressler, New York Magazine | About Scaramucci | July 25, 2017

Scaramucci profile from January...

The Trump White House's War Within
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | White House's War Within | July 25, 2017

America's longest war...