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.

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University
Ashley Gross and Jon Marcus, NPR | The No-Bachelor's Option | June 11, 2018

"All through my life it was, 'If you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,'"...

Trump's Intel Chief Warns Of Upcoming Kremlin Election Interference
Mary Papenbfuss, The Huffington Post | Breaking With Trump | June 10, 2018

While Trump stumped for Russia's readmittance to the G-7...

Anthony Bourdain, Renegade Chef Who Reported From The World's Tables, Is Dead At 61
Kim Severson, Matthew Haag, and Julia Moskin, The New York Times | Anthony Bourdain, R.I.P. | June 9, 2018

A thrillingly profane, aggressively truthful voice...

How The House Intelligence Committee Collapsed on Adam Schiff
Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone | Schiff's Crusade | June 9, 2018

The inside story on his failed crusade to investigate Donald Trump...

Despite All The Warnings, We ARe Normalizing Donald Trump
Gary Younge, The Guardian Opinion | Normalizing Trump | June 9, 2018

It's vital to make clear we have clear moral lines and he has crossed them many times...

"I Can Feel Aggression Because Of My Color"
The Guardian | Everyday Racism | June 6, 2018

Americans tell of everyday racism...

From Slavery To Sainthood
Maria Sherman, Jezebel | From Slavery To Sainthood | June 5, 2018

Julia Greeley is the first person to be entombed in Denver cathedral...

"There Is No Deus Ex Machina Clause In The Constitution"
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate | Impeachment & Power | June 4, 2018

Why Democrats shouldn't impeach Donald Trump if they win the House...

Enjoy Those Avocados, Pistachios and Oranges While You Can, Because They Are Going Away
Nathaneal Johnson, Mother Jones | Confused Trees | June 4, 2018

"The trees are totally confused,"...

Truth, Lies, And Literature
Salman Rushdie, The New Yorker | Truth, Lies, & Literature | June 2, 2018

In a time like the present, when reality itself seems everywher under attack...