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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.

Donald Trump, Shamer In Chief
Adam Haslett, The Nation | Trump: Shamer In Chief | October 7, 2016

He's spectacularly trashed our political culture by weaponizing shame...

Readers On Pokémon Go Three Months On
Rachel Obordo and Guardian Readers, The Guardian | Pokémon Go Three Months On | October 6, 2016

"The silly game helped me walk again."...

Donald Trump's Ventures Began With A Lot Of Hype. Here's How They Turned Out.
Steve Eder and Alicia Parlapiano, The New YOrk Times | Trump's Ventures | October 6, 2016

"Huge, billions - those words would have to be in there."...

Afghanistan 15 Years On: Obama's Sorriest Legacy
Mark Perry, Politico | Afghanistan Muddle | October 6, 2016

Why America's longest war will remain a muddle for the next president...

How Hillary Clinton Grappled With Bill Clinton's Infidelity, And HIs Accusers
Megan Twohey, The New York Times | Bill Clinton's Infidelities & Accusers | October 3, 2016

"Most people in this town have no pain threshold."...

Timber Company Tells California Town, Go Find Your Own Water
Thomas Fuller, The New York Times | Weed & Water | October 2, 2016

Roseburg Forest Products is demanding that the city get its water elsewhere...

What Did Donald Trump Say On The Iraq War And When Did He Say It?
Tim Murphy, Mother Jones | Trump On Iraq: A Brief History | September 29, 2016

A brief history...

In "Hitler," An Ascent From "Dunderhead" to Demagogue
Michiko Kakutani, NYTBR | Hitler's Ascent | September 29, 2016

How did Hitler rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven?

Stop Pretending You Don't Know Why People Hate Hillary Clinton
Larry Womack, The Huffington Post | Hating Hillary Clinton | September 29, 2016

The answers seem to be everything but the obvious...

The Boho Drain
Rory Carroll, The Guardian | The Boho Drain: SF to LA | September 26, 2016

Bohemians say goodbye San Francisco, Hello L.A....