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.

Ken Burns And Lynn Novick Tackle The Vietnam War
Jannifer Schuessler, The New York Times | PBS Documentary Series | September 1, 2017

The sprawling 10-part, 18-hour documentary "The Vietnam War" begins airing on PBS on September 17...

Citizens Against Monopoly
Matt Stoller, The Huffington Post | Citizens Against Monopoly | August 31, 2017

A broad-based citizens movement against monopoly...

Here's What Will Happen When Your House Floods
Julia Craven, The Huffington Post | When Your House Floods | August 31, 2017

You never thought the storm would get this bad...

The Photos The U.S. And Saudi Arabia Don't Want You To See
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Opinion | Yemen Crisis Photos | August 31, 2017

Monstrous misconduct by a Saudi-led coalition that is supported by the United State and Britain...

"Why Were We Untouchables?"
Isaac Chotiner, Slate | Ants Among Elephants | August 30, 2017

An Indian author's quest to understand her country's caste system...

Hate Firsthand
Frank Somerville, SF Gate | Hate Firsthand | August 29, 2017

KTVU anchor: "I experienced hate firsthand" at Berkeley rally...

Fascism, American Style
Paul Krugman, The New York Times Op-Ed | Fascism, American Style | August 29, 2017

Read the report, and prepare to be horrified...

The Invisible Forces That Make Writing Work
Roger Rosenblatt, The New York Times Book Review | The Invisible Forces | August 29, 2017

We cannot see most of the things that rule our lives...

Monarch Mystery
Besame, Daily Kos | Monarch Mystery | August 28, 2017

Summer populations high, winter pops low. Where do they go?...

The Boston Rally Exposed The Left's Intolerance Of Free Speech
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | The Left's Intolerance Of Free Speech | August 26, 2017

Here's a question...