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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.

Men Don't Get To Decide What Counts As 'Sex'
Liz Meriwether, The Cut | What Sex Is | November 16, 2017

Does America know what sex is?...

How Trump Walked Into Putin's Web
Luke Harding, The Guardian | Putin's Web | November 15, 2017

How a former British spy uncovered explosive evidence that Moscow had been cultivating Trump for years...

Bill Clinton: A Reckoning
Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic | Bill Clinton: A Reckoning | November 14, 2017

Is it finally time to make things right?...

How To Get Rich Playing Video Games Online
Taylor Clark, The New Yorker | The Gamer Grind | November 14, 2017

For the stars of Twitch, success means working round the clock...

On The Table, The Brain Appeared Normal
John Branch, The New York Times | A Fascinating Brain | November 14, 2017

The brain was given a pseudonym...

Why Won't TV Show People Who Aren't Rich?
Joanna Weiss, Politico | Reality & TV | November 12, 2017

It's hard to find poor and working-class families on the small screen...

Inside Donald Trump's Election Night War Room
Ben Schreckinger, GQ | Inside Trump's War Room | November 10, 2017

The story of Donald Trump's Election Day...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Political Cartoons | November 10, 2017

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

Russia's Independent Media Cite Intimidation As The New Censorship
Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor | Media Intimidation In Russia | November 9, 2017

A new climate of fear...

The Donald Trump Election Brag Tracker
Grace Ballenger, Torie Bosch, Angelica Cabral, and Andrew Kahn, Slate | Brag Tracker | November 8, 2017

How long has it been since the president reminded us of his 'massive landslide victory'?...