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.

Cartoonists Overseas Take On Donald Trump
Matt Wuerker editor, Politico | Cartoonists Overseas Take On Donald Trump | March 18, 2016

Here is a sampling of cartoon takes on The Donald from around the world...

No, Not Trump, Not Ever
David Brooks, The New York Time Opinion | No, Not Trump, Not Ever | March 18, 2016

Donald Trump is epically uprepared to be president...

Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream
Kathryn Joyce, with Emily Kassie, The Huffington Post | Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream | March 17, 2016

The dangerous culture of male entitlement and sexual hostility hiding within America's national parks and forests...

Son Of Executed Saudi Dissident Al-Nimr Shares His Incredible Story
Ben Norton, Salon | Interview With Saudi Activist Mohammed al-Nimr | March 16, 2016

"Tyranny will fail..."

A King In His Castle
Jason Horowitz, The New York Times | A King In His Castle: Trump's Butler On How Trump Lives | March 16, 2016

How Trump lives, from his longtime butler...

1988: The Year Donald Lost His Mind
Michael Kruse, Politico | 1988: The Year Donald Lost His Mind | March 12, 2016

At the early peak of his success, he pulled the trigger on a manic series of deals that nearly brought him down...

Trump's Not Hitler, He's Mussolini
Fedja Buric, Salon | Trump's Not Hitler, He's Mussolini | March 11, 2016

How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America...

Tsunami Remembered
The Guardian, Matthew Holmes, James Walsh, and Guardian readers | Remembering the 2011 Tsunami | March 11, 2016

We heard from readers around the world wh were in Japan at 2:46 pm on 11 March 2011...

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...