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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.

I Just Hacked A State Election...
River O'Connor, Politico | Hacking Mid-Terms | August 21, 2018

I'm 17. And I'm not even a very good hacker...

Wayne Kramer: 'I Knew There Was More To My Story Than Most'
Jim Farber, The Guardian | Wayne Kramer's Story | August 21, 2018

Nine out of 10 rock star biographies trace the same arc...

Trump's Strange Tween About Joseph McCarthy
Michael Kruse, Politico | McCarthy & Trump | August 21, 2018

'Study the late Joseph McCarthy,' President Donald Trump said...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | August 18, 2018

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

Dream Of A Better Life In Afghanistan Ends In A Hilltop Grave For Students
Mujib Mashal and Fatima Faizi, The New York Times | Student Dreams | August 17, 2018

"Humanity is dead here. It's been dead for a long time."...

How The Pentagon Joins Forces With Silicon Valley Startups
Michael Cerre, PBS | The Pentagon & Silicon Valley Startups | August 17, 2018

The growing relationship between the U.S. military and the high-tech firms of Silicon Valley...

Are Liberals On The Wrong Side Of History?
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker | Wrong Side Of History? | August 15, 2018

You would think that people who think for a living would pause and reflect that whatever is happening usually does stop happening...

Kenan Thompson, The Reluctant Start of 'Saturdany NIght Live'
Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times | Kenan Thompson Profile | August 15, 2018

He warms up the studio audience with his exuberant cover of the Spencer Davis Group's 'Gimme Some Lovin'...

The Meaning Of Assad's 'Death Notices'
Sam Dagher, The Atlantic | Assad's 'Death Notices' | August 15, 2018

A cruel epilogue for all those who rose up against him...

This Is So Much Bigger Than Paul Manafort
Franklin Foer, The Atlantic | Our Kleptocracy Problem | August 14, 2018

America is reckoning with its very serious keptocracy problem...