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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 Republican Fausts
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | The Republican Fausts | February 1, 2017

The deal they've struck with the devil comes at too high a price...

Donald Trump, Our 'America First' President, Is Profoundly Un-American
Jonathan Alter, The Daily Beast | Trump Is Profoundly Un-American | January 31, 2017

The ardent nationalist is emerging as the least American president of the United States...

Donald Trump, Pirate-in-Chief
Robin Wright, The New Yorker | Donald Trump: Pirate-in-Chief | January 31, 2017

I always said, 'Take the oil.'"...

Steve Bannon NSC Seat Risks Politicizing National Security, Former Officials Warn
Julian Borger and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian | Placing Bannon On The NSC | January 31, 2017

"this is stone cold crazy. After a week of crazy..."

Wild Child Takes Charge
Maureen Dowd, The New York Times Op Ed | Wild Child Takes Charge | January 29, 2017

So now we're getting the crazy straight up...

Trump's Information Wars
Steve Coll, The New Yorker | Trump's Info Wars | January 29, 2017

Reckoning with how to report on the President's lies...

Seth Meyers Confronts The Trump Era On 'Late Night'
Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times | Seth Meyers' Voice | January 29, 2017

Trump's election has helped him find his voice...

Trump's Little Mexican War
The Wall Street Journal Op Ed | Trump's Little Mexican War | January 27, 2017

Doesn't the "art of the deal" include giving your negotiating partner room to compromise?...

Shocker: The Emoluments Clause Doesn't Apply To Donald Trump!
Reuben Bolling, The Nib | Emoluments Clause Shocker | January 26, 2017

We must include in this clause an EXCEPTION!...

"The Only Way We Can Fight Back Is To Excel"
Dale Russakoff, The New York Times Magazine | Indira's Story | January 25, 2017

Undocumented college students face an uncertain future...