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.

The Real Legacy Of Crazy Horse
Alia Wong, The Atlantic | Crazy Horse's Legacy | January 8, 2018

The Seventh Generation is here...

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea
David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, The New York Times | Underestimating N.K. | January 8, 2018

Within months, comforting assessments looked wildly out of date...

How Would Jesus Drive?
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | How Would Jesus Drive? | January 6, 2018

The pope called such people, in a beautiful phrase, 'the artisans of the common good."...

Trump Lawyer Calls NYT Report A 'Nothing Burger' Amid Talk Of Obstruction
Darren Samuelsohn, Politico | Nothing Burger | January 6, 2018

Legal scholars say Trump is in deeper trouble...

A Selfie For Your Shelf
Steven Kurutz, The New York Times | Getting Doobed | January 4, 2018

Getting doobed...

Donald Trump Didn't Want To Be President
Michael Wolff, New York Magazine | Fire And Fury Excerpt | January 4, 2018

One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration's shocked first days...

What I Learned While Staring At Neil Young's Flannel Shirts
Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker | Neil Young's Stuff | January 4, 2018

The narratives offered by ojects...

John Dean: Nixon 'Might Have Survived If There Had Been A Fox News'
Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico | John Dean On Trump | January 2, 2018

The mistake Dean saw Nixon and his close aides and accomplices make...

Bernstein: Trump's Lawyers Tell Him What He Wants To Hear On Russia
Daniella Diaz, CNN | Woodward & Bernstein On Trump | January 2, 2018

'They have an out-of-control client..."

Joke Cryptocurrencies Like 'Jesus Coin' Are Making Serious Money
Kelly Weill, The Daily Beast | Joke Cryptocurrencies: Jesus Coin | January 2, 2018

Even something with 'useless' in the title has raised a quarter-billion dollars...