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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.

Everybody In Washington Knows The Disaster Is Coming
Charles B. Pierce, Esquire | Life In Washington, D.C. | June 10, 2017

But nobody looks equipped to stop it...

The Kids Are Alt-Right
Albert Samaha, Mike Hayes, Talal Ansari, Buzzfeed | Kids Are Quoting Trump | June 9, 2017

Kids are quoting Trump to bully their classmates...

Comey's Revenge: Measuring Obstruction
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | Comey's Revenge | June 9, 2017

Trump very well may be under investigation now

James Comey's Intellectual History
Nicholas Schmidle, The New Yorker | James Comey's Intellectual History | June 8, 2017

"I don't care about politics," he insisted. "I care about doing the right thing."...

Here's What James Comey Will Say...
Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post | Comey's Statement | June 7, 2017

Trump asked him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn...

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business
Dan Alexander and Forbes Staff, Forbes Magazine | Trump Foundations | June 7, 2017

"We get to use our assets 100% free of charge," Trump tells Forbes...

This Short, Terrifying Book Explains How The West Could Collapse
Harry Cheadle, Vice | The Retreat Of Western Liberalism | June 7, 2017

An interview with Edward Luce...

Quietly, Surely, We're Losing A Whole Pine Species En Masse And Nobody Gives A Damn
Maya L. Kapoor, Mother Jones | Losing A Whole Pine Species | June 6, 2017

Why the Endangered Species Act can't save these trees...

The Teenage Life, Streamed Live And For Profit
Amanda Hess, The New York Times | Teenage Life, Streamed | June 6, 2017

Across the country, teenagers' phones lit up...

Five Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building
Anne Barnard and David D. Kirkpatrick | Breaking Ties With Qatar | June 5, 2017

The severing of all connections...