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.

New Zealand's Possum War
Eleanor Ainge Roy, The Guardian | Possum War | July 5, 2017

Possum hunting is a widespread and popular practice...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | July 1, 2017

The best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere...

Did Trump Weaponize The National Enquirer Against Joe & Mika?
Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast | Trump vs. Joe & Mika | July 1, 2017

In one of the creepiest incidents...

The Pope's Pedophile?
Andrew Sulliivan, New York Magazine | The Pope's Pedophile? | June 30, 2017

It all feels sickeningly familiar...

Greetings, E.T. (Please Don't Murder Us.)
Steven Johnson, The New York Times Magazine | Alone In The Universe? | June 29, 2017

A new initiative to beam messages into space...

Review: The Book Smugglers Of Timbuktu
William Dalrymple, The Guardian | Book Smugglers Of Timbuktu | June 28, 2017

Efforts to save the city's literary heritage...

How Donald Trump Misunderstood The F.B.I.
Tim Weiner, The New York Times | Trump & F.B.I. | June 28, 2017

An essential, and independent, check on the president...

The National Enquirer's Fervor For Trump
Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker | Enquirer's Fervor For Trump | June 28, 2017

Why has it embraced the President with such sycophantic zeal?

World's First Floating Windfarm To Take Shape Off Coast Of Scotland
Adam Vaughan, The Guardian | Floating Windfarm | June 27, 2017

The world's first floating windfarm...

How People Like You Fuel Extremism
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic | How People Like You Fuel Extremism | June 27, 2017

Discussing politics in groups of similarly minded people...