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Daily Briefing

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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.

Conservatives Against Trump
The National Review | National Review: Trump Issue | January 23, 2016

Almost two dozen conservatives comment on Donald Trump...

Woody Guthrie, 'Old Man Trump,' And A Real Estate Empire's Racist Foundations
Will Kaufman, The Conversation | Woody Guthrie vs. 'Old Man Trump' | January 23, 2016

Guthrie's two-year tenancy in one of Fred Trump's buildings and his relationship with the real estate mogul...produced some of [his] most bitter writings...

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name
Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini, Fast Company | Apple Is Destroying Design | January 23, 2016

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong...

Life Before The Taliban
Becky Pemberton, Daily Mail | Photos: Afghanistan In The 60s | January 20, 2016

Fascinating photos show short skirts, flashy cars, and no burkas before Afghanistan plunged into hell...

Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dead At 67
Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone | Glenn Frey Dead At 67 | January 18, 2016

"Hotel California" rocker succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia...

This Is Your Brain On Trump
R. Douglas Fields, The Daily Beast | This Is Your Brain On Trump | January 17, 2016

Why is everyone so angry?...

Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Political Cartoons | January 16, 2016

The best of this week's political cartoons, picked fresh off the Toonosphere...

American Rage: The Esquirel / NBC News Survey
Esquire Magazine | American Rage: The Survey | January 15, 2016

We the people are pissed...

Camille Paglia Remembers A Hero, David Bowie
David Daley, Salon | Camille Palia On David Bowie | January 12, 2016

Bowie named Paglia's Sexual Personae one of his favorite books. But he heoped inspire her to write it...

The Real Ted Cruz
William Saletan, Slate | The Real Ted Cruz | January 10, 2016

I studied nearly every word the Texas senator uttered during the immigration showdown. He may be the most spectacular liar ever to run for president...