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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.

How Tough Is It To Change A Culture Of Harassment? Ask Women At Ford.
Susan Chira and Catrin Einhorn, The New York Times | Women At Ford | December 19, 2017

Continued abuse raises questions about the possibility of change...

This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.
Tiffany Stanley, Politico | Jen Hatmaker Profile | December 19, 2017

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America -- and she is paying a steep price for speaking out

Doubting The Intelligence, Trump Pursues Putin And Leaves A Russian Threat Unchecked
Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and Philiip Rucker, The Washington Post | Doubting The Intel | December 18, 2017

How Trump fought the intelligence on Russia...

Te-Nehisi Coates Is The Neoliberal Face Of The Black Freedom Struggle
Cornel West, The Guardian | Cornel West On Ta-Nehisi Coates | December 17, 2017

The disagreement between Coates and me is clear...

The final Version Of The G.O.P. Tax Bill...
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Budget-Busting Hairball | December 17, 2017

It seems certain to pass...

Uproar Over Purported Van At C.D.C. Of Words Like 'Fetus'
Sheila Kaplan and Donald G. McNeil, Jr., The New York Times | The Matter Of Words | December 17, 2017

"It's about a budget strategy to get funded..."...

How Harvey Weinstein And Donald Trump Retaliated Against Salma Hayek
Amy Zimmerman, The Daily Beast | Weinstein & Trump | December 14, 2017

These two powerful accused sexual predators lashed out against her in different ways...

Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too
Salma Hayek, The New York Times Opinion | My Monster | December 13, 2017

For years, he was my monster...

What Doug Jones Won On Tuesday
The Current, The New Yorker | What Jones Won | December 13, 2017

What did Charles Barkley have to say? "Yes!"....

Alabama Says No To Trump's Tribalism
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times Op-Ed | Trump's Tribalism | December 13, 2017

For me it comes down to just two words...