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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.

From Slavery To Sainthood
Maria Sherman, Jezebel | From Slavery To Sainthood | June 5, 2018

Julia Greeley is the first person to be entombed in Denver cathedral...

"There Is No Deus Ex Machina Clause In The Constitution"
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate | Impeachment & Power | June 4, 2018

Why Democrats shouldn't impeach Donald Trump if they win the House...

Enjoy Those Avocados, Pistachios and Oranges While You Can, Because They Are Going Away
Nathaneal Johnson, Mother Jones | Confused Trees | June 4, 2018

"The trees are totally confused,"...

Truth, Lies, And Literature
Salman Rushdie, The New Yorker | Truth, Lies, & Literature | June 2, 2018

In a time like the present, when reality itself seems everywher under attack...

With 'There There,' Tommy Orange Has Written A New Kind Of American Epic
Alexandra Alter, The New York Times | There There | June 2, 2018

"This book is going to remake the literary canon, and not just the native canon,"...

Trump's Loudest Anti-Muslim Twitter Troll Is A Shady Vegan Married To An (Ousted) WWE Exec
Luke O'Brien, The Huffington Post | 24-7 Hate | June 1, 2018

She was supposed to be a Russian bot...

The White House Official Trump Says Doesn't Exist
Michael Crowley, Politico | Meet Matthew Pottinger | May 31, 2018

Meet Matthew Pottinger...

Thresholds Of Violence
Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker | Thresholds Of Violence | May 29, 2018

How school shootings catch on...

Trump's Right-Hand Troll
McKay Coppins, The Atlantic | Trump's Right-Hand Troll | May 29, 2018

Deploying the art of provocation from the White House...

Peter Stories: On Peter Mayer, 1936-2018
Mark Krotov, N+1 | Peter Stories | May 29, 2018

Peter was a genius at seeing opportunities, at finding holes and filling them...