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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.

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Political Cartoons | February 10, 2017

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

Trump Aide Derided Islam, Immigration and Diversity, Embraced An Anti-Semitic Past
Jessica Schulberg, The Huffington Post | Michael Anton: Publius Decius Mus | February 9, 2017

Using the pen name Publius Decius Mus, Michael Anton promoted Trump's anti-Islam, anti-immigration platform on fringe websites...

The Betsy Devos Confirmation Debacle
Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker | Betsy Devos Confirmation Debacle | February 7, 2017

With a tie-breaking vote cast by Mike Pence...

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Have Turned The White House Against America
Bill McKibben, The Guardian | The White House Against America | February 7, 2017

What's coming from the Oval Office is unprecedented...

The Black Activist Who Fought Against D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"
Richard Brody, The New Yorker | Birth Of A Movement | February 6, 2017

The film sheds new light on D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"...

Extreme Vetting, But Not For Banks
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | Extreme Vetting | February 6, 2017

Trump proves he is a tool for Wall Street after all...

Inside The White House-Cabinet Battle Over Trump's Immigration Order
Josh Rogin, The Washington Post | WH-Cabinet Battle Over Immigration Order | February 5, 2017

The disagreement between Bannon and Kelly...

With Conflict And Drama, Trump Hooks You Like A Reality Show
Morning Edition, NPR | Trump's Reality-TV Approach | February 3, 2017

"He uses tools we use every day to tell and shape a story..."

Review: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Will Make You Rethink Race
A.O. Scott, The New York Times | Review: "I Am Not Your Negro" | February 3, 2017

Recommending Raoul Peck's life-altering new documentary...

Raid In Yemen
Eric Schmitt and David E. Sanger, The New York Times | Raid In Yemen | February 2, 2017

Risky from the start, and costly in the end...