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 Is The Demagogue That Our Founding Fathers Feared
Michael Gerson, The Washington Post | The Demagogue Our Founding Fathers Feared | March 11, 2016

Trump is to blame for Trump...

Why We Can't Endorse Trump, Rubio, Cruz Or Kasich
Sun Sentinel Editorial Board | Florida Sun Sentinal: Endorsing Nobody | March 8, 2016

The Sun Sentinal Editorial Board is not going to make an endorsement in Florida's March 15 Republican presidential primary...

Amerian Demagogue
David Remnick, The New Yorker | Behind the Trump Phenomenon | March 7, 2016

Behind the Trump phenomenon...

Nancy Reagan, An Influential And Protective First Lady, Dies At 94
Lou Cannon, The New York Times | Nancy Reagan Dies At 94 | March 7, 2016

Mrs. Reagan was a fierce guardian of her husband's image, sometimes at the expense of her own...

The Looming Battle For The Soul Of America
David Smith, The Guardian | The Looming Battle For The Soul Of America | March 5, 2016

How the two frontrunners are now on a collision course...

Cartoonists Take On Bernie Sanders
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | Cartoonists Take On Bernie Sanders | March 5, 2016

Wuerker chooses his favorite cartoons singed by the Bern...

No One Here Can Save The G.O.P.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker | Civil War Within The Republican Party | March 5, 2016

What transpired...was not a debate, not in any specific sense of the word...

Bob Dylan's Secret Archive
Ben Sisario, The New York Times | Dylan's Secret Archive | March 2, 2016

There have long been rumors that Mr. Dylan had stashed away an extensive archive...

Where Have You Gone, Annie Dillard?
Williasm Deresiewicz, The Atlantic | Where Have You Gone, Annie Dillard? | March 2, 2016

Dillard's mind is on eternity; she couldn't give a damn about the spirit of her time...

India's Water Wars
Aman Sethi, The New York Times Opinion | India's Water Wars | March 2, 2016

"If we remain hungry, you, too, will die of thirst..."