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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.

Trump's Military Ignorance Steams Full Speed Ahead
Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg View | Trump's Military Ignorance | May 16, 2017

The president's misguided criticisms of the Ford Class supercarrier...

A Rapper Goes To Therapy, On Camera
Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker | On-Camera Therapy | May 16, 2017

The rapper Freddie Gibbs is the most compelling patient...

How Trump Gets His Fake News
Shane Goldmacher, Politico | Feeding Trump | May 15, 2017

Slipping news stories onto his desk...

Condi Rice On Trump: 'Words Do Matter'
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | Rice On Trump: 'Words Do Matter' | May 15, 2017

The former Secretary of State rebuts Trump's America Firstism...

The Threat In President Trump's Interview With Lester Holt
Amy Davidson, The New Yorker | Trump's Threat | May 15, 2017

President Trump is a selfish liar, and a vain one...

What It Means To Work For Trump
Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times | Working For Trump | May 13, 2017

President Trump has never shown any reluctance to sacrifice a surrogate to serve a short-term political need...

What Some Of Our Greatest Writers Are Reading To Stay Sane In The Age Of Trump
Mother Jones | Staying Sane In The Age Of Trump | May 13, 2017

Readings that bring solace and understanding...

Donald Trump After Hours
Michael Scherer and Zeke J. Miller, Time Magazine | Trump After Hours | May 13, 2017

Everything is going just great...

'Not Nixonian': Richard Nixon Library Trolls Trump Over Comey Firing
Martin Belam, The Guardian | Trump Trolled By Nixon Library | May 11, 2017

The Nixon Library hit back on Twitter...

Donald Trump's Firing Of James Comey Is An Attack On American Democracy
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Firing Comey: The Simplest Theory | May 10, 2017

It is important to express things plainly...