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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.

My Party Is In Denial About Donald Trump
Jeff Flake, Politico | The Power Of Denial | August 1, 2017

We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?...

Trump Is Wrong If He Thinks Symphonies Are Superior
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times | Trump And Music | August 1, 2017

"We write symphones," President Trump proclaimed...

Bill Browder's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Could Explain Anthony Scaramucci's Bizarre Behavior
Chris York, The Huffington Post UK | Browder's Testimony | August 1, 2017

Designed to distract from something else?...

South Vietnam's "Daredevil Girls"
Heather Stur, The New York Times | South Vietnam's "Daredevil Girls" | August 1, 2017

By 1967, there were more than 2,700 women in the all-female unit...

Trump Tries To Regroup As The West Wing Battles Itself
Peter Baker, The New York Times | Trump Regroups | July 30, 2017

After enduring one of the worst weeks that any modern occupant of the Oval Office has experienced in his inaugural year in power...

Scaramucci Is In. Priebus Is Out.
Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker | New WH Bully | July 29, 2017

In the Trump White House, bullying is its own reward...

Trump Is Woody Allen Without The Humor
Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal | Peggy Noonan On Trump | July 29, 2017

Half his tweets show utter weakness...

Call It 'Sneaky Repeal,' Not 'Skinny Repeal'
NYT Editorial Board | Sneaky Repeal | July 27, 2017

The Republican mission to destroy Obamacare has become a farce...

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me To Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, And Steve Bannon
Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker | Scaramucci Unloads | July 27, 2017

He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff...

Inside The Secret Plan To Stop Vladimir Putin's U.S. Election Plot
Massimo Calabresi, Time Magazine | Inside The Secret Plan | July 27, 2017

Inside the secret plan...