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.

Meet The British Expat CEO Of The Firm Behind The Gun That Brought Tragedy To Florida
Tom McCarthy, The Guardian | James Debney Profile | February 23, 2018

A top donor to the NRA, Debney wears a distinctive gold blazer...

A Tune Heard Often At These Olympics Gets To The Heart Of Being Korean
Andrew Keh, The New York Times | Arirang | February 22, 2018

Arirang -- as a song, as a concept, as a name -- is omnipresent...

Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All Of Us Now
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times Op-Ed | This Is Code Red | February 21, 2018

He has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy...


Three Trump Accusers Recount Sexual Misconduct Claims
Melissa Quinn, The Washington Examiner | Trump Accusers | February 21, 2018

"I wanted people to know what kind of person that Trump really is...What a pervert he is..."....

Environmentalists Say They're Averting Disaster. Conservatives Say It's Terrorism
Alexander C. Kaufman, The Huffington post | Villifying Environmentalists | February 21, 2018

Villifying environmentalists is making a comeback...

The 'Black Panther' Revolution
Josh Eells, Rolling Stone | 'Black Panther' Revolution | February 20, 2018

How they created the most radical superhero movie of all time...

Trump's Miss Universe Gambit
Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker | The Miss Universe Connection | February 20, 2018

A 2013 contest, in Moscow, may have helped give him the Presidency...

Russian Bots Moved Quickly To Exploit The Florida Shooting
Sheera Frenkel and Daisuke Wakabayashi, The New York Times | Russian 'Bot' Army Pounces | February 20, 2018

One hour after news broke about the school shooting...

Do You Believe Her Now?
Jill Abramson, New York Magazine | Believe Her Now? | February 19, 2018

New evidence that Clarence Thomas lied to get onto the Supreme Court...

Confessions Of A Russiagate Skeptic
Blake Hounshell, Politico | Russiagate Skeptic | February 19, 2018

Why I have my doubts about whether Trump colluded...