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.

How Weed Edibles Are Shedding Their Stigman In The Food World
K. Astre, The Huffington Post | Cannabis Cuisine | June 29, 2018

Evolving far beyond pot brownies...

The Iowa Farmers On The Frontline Of Trump's Trade War With China
Ben Jacobs, The Guardia | Frontline: Iowa | June 27, 2018

Proposed Chinese tariffs on American goods like the soy bean may hit hardest in Iowa...

The Dangers Of Distracted Parenting
Erika Christakis, The Atlantic | Distracted Parenting | June 27, 2018

The engagement between parent and child is increasingly low-quality...

Going For Broke, The Middle Class Goes Broke
Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times | Squeezed | June 27, 2018

Why our families can't afford America...

How McKinsey Lost Its Way In South Africa
Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe, The New York Times | McKinsey's Mistake | June 26, 2018

It made the biggest mistake in its storied nine-decade history...

America's Problem Isn't Too Little Democracy. It's Too Much.
Joshua Geltzer, Politico | Hyper-Democratization | June 26, 2018

How the online mob is shattering the system the Founders designed...

Donald Hall, A Poet Laureate Of The Rural Life, Is Dead At 89
David Kirby, The New York Times | Donald Hall Obituary | June 24, 2018

One of the leading poets of his generation...

When It's Too Late To Stop Fascism, According To Stefan Zweig
George Prochnik, The New Yorker | When It's Too Late | June 23, 2018

Zweig composed the first draft of his memoir in a feverish rapture during the summer of 1941...

'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.'
Elton John, New York Times Opinion | God Loves Us | June 23, 2018

Life on the margins in L.G.B.T. Africa...

If We Want To End The Border Crisis, It's Time To Give Trump His Wall
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Wall Deal | June 22, 2018

Completely resisting a legitimate agenda based on a clear campaign promise reminds me of the Republicans with Obamacare...