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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 Tangled Web
The Editorial Board, New York Times | Trump's Tangled Web | November 17, 2016

Last January, Mr. Trump said: "If I become president, I couldn't care less about my company."...

Shot In The Back At Standing Rock
Josh Fox, The Daily Beast | Shot In The Back At Standing Rock | November 16, 2016

It's a character test -- one America is failing...

Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter And Author, Dies At 61
Sam Roberts, The New York Times | Gwen Ifill: New York Times Obituary | November 15, 2016

The moderator and managing editor of the public affairs program "Washington Week" on PBS and the co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of "Newshour"...

Aftermath: Sixteen Writers On Trump's America
Essays: The New Yorker | Trump's America | November 14, 2016

Essays...

"They Will Have To Die Now"
James Verini, The New York TimesMagazine | "They Will Have To Die Now" | November 14, 2016

With the Kurdish pesh merga on the road to Mosul...

My Beef Over Clinton's Loss Is With Liberal Feminists, Young And Old
Tina Brown, The Guardian | My Beef Over Hillary Clinton's Loss | November 13, 2016

If Democrats had listened to ordinary Americans, she might have been president

The Alt-Right Hails Its Victorious God-Emperor
Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker | The Alt-Right | November 12, 2016

"There is no more Republicans vs. Democrats. It is now whites vs. non-whites and white quislings..."

Done. Over. He's Here. Goodbye.
Garrison Keillor, The Washington Post | Done. Over. He's Here. | November 12, 2016

A severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president...

An America Under President Donald Trump
Letters, The New York Times Opinion | Letters To The Editor | November 10, 2016

To the Editor...

An American Tragedy
David Remnick, The New Yorker | An American Tragedy | November 10, 2016

The electorate has, in its pluraility, decided to live in Trump's world...