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.

Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication
Bill Chappell, NPR | Koko, R.I.P. | June 21, 2018

Communicated with humans through American Sign Language...

Solar Is The Future. Donald Trump Tied A Bow On It And Gave It To China
Jeffrey Ball, Mother Jones | Ceding Solar | June 20, 2018

Innovation in China...

The Battle Of Woodstock
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | Battle Of Woodstock | June 20, 2018

How do local candidates battle money and party control?...

"Facebook Is Taking Everything"
Sam Levin, The Guardian | Facebook As Neighbor | June 20, 2018

Rising rents drive out Silicon Valley families...

Trump's Damning Doublespeak
William Saletan, Slate | Damning Doublespeak | June 17, 2018

The White House's complaints about the FBI imply there's ample evidence of collusion with Russia...

I Was Fired For Making Fun Of Trump
Rob Rogers, New York Times Opinion | Rob Rogers Fired | June 16, 2018

"Cartoonists are not illustrators for a publisher's politics."...

Trump Is Making Us All Live In His Delusional Reality Show
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Trump's Reality Show | June 15, 2018

We live in a lie now, perpetrated from the very top...

The Ornithologist The Internet Called A Murderer
Kirk Wallace Johnson, The New York Times | The Filardi Affair | June 15, 2018

His life was overturned by an online mob...

Radical Plan To Split California Into Three States Earns Spot On November Ballot
John Myers, Los Angeles Times | Three-State Solution | June 13, 2018

A plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions...

Meet The Guys Who Tape Trump's Papers Back Together
Annie Karni, Politico | Presidential Paperwork | June 13, 2018

The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up document into pieces...