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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 Secret, Hypocritical Gay World Of ISIS
Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast | Secret, Hypocritical Gay World Of ISIS | January 6, 2016

ISIS murdered a 15-year-old accused of being gay but spared the life of his 'rapist'...

George And Martha Up Close And Personal
Sandra McElwaine, The Daily Beast | George And Martha Washington | January 3, 2016

How they helped each other, and how they inspire us...

Behind The Reagan Myth
William Leuchtenburg, Salon | Behind The Reagan Myth | January 1, 2016

"No one had ever entered the White House so grossly ill-informed..."

Campaign 2015
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | The Year In Trump Cartoons | December 31, 2015

A year best told through these 15 Trump cartoons...

Ready For Prime Time
Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker | Leslie Jones: Ready For Prime Time | December 29, 2015

After twenty-five years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star...

This Startup Is Trying To Revolutionize Your Morning Coffee
Eline Gordts, The World Post | Etsy Of Coffee | December 29, 2015

Vega helps growers sell directly to consumers...

This Modern World: Year In Review
Tom Tomorrow, Daily Kos | This Modern World: 2015 Review | December 28, 2015

On a personal note, 2015 was the year in which I was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize...

A Very Wuerker Year
Matt Wuerker, Politico | A Very Wuerker Year | December 27, 2015

A look back at 2015's political cartoons form the desk of Matt Wuerker...

Biology Doesn't Write Laws
Soraya Chemaly, The Huffington Post | Hillary Clinton's Bathroom Break | December 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton's bathroom break wasn't as trivial as some might like to think...

The Commercial Zen Of Muji
Silvia Killingsworth, The New Yorker | Muji | December 22, 2015

Muji was launched in Japan in 1980, as Muirushi Ryohin, which means "no-brand quality goods."...