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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.

Handel's "Messiah," On Skid Row
Alex Ross, The New Yorker | "Messiah" On Skid Row | December 22, 2017

A visionary Los Angeles violinist makes music with the homeless...

Trump, Putin And The New Cold War
Susan B. Glasser, Politico Magazine | The New Cold War | December 22, 2017

Putin is 'back to fighting the cold war,' even if we in the West are not...

Stellar 'Hamilton' Blows London's Skeptical Theater Critics Away
Nico Hines, The Guardian | Hamilton In London | December 22, 2017

They were too busy being blown away to cock a snook...

Speaker Ryan Calls To Celebrate The Tax Cut
Rushlimbaugh.com | Limbaugh And Ryan Discuss Tax Cut | December 20, 2017

Rush Limbaugh and Sen. Paul Ryan discuss the tax cut...

The Year In Pictures: 2017
The New York Times | The Year In Pictures | December 20, 2017

To pause and look back is a revelation...

How Tough Is It To Change A Culture Of Harassment? Ask Women At Ford.
Susan Chira and Catrin Einhorn, The New York Times | Women At Ford | December 19, 2017

Continued abuse raises questions about the possibility of change...

This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.
Tiffany Stanley, Politico | Jen Hatmaker Profile | December 19, 2017

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America -- and she is paying a steep price for speaking out

Doubting The Intelligence, Trump Pursues Putin And Leaves A Russian Threat Unchecked
Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and Philiip Rucker, The Washington Post | Doubting The Intel | December 18, 2017

How Trump fought the intelligence on Russia...

Te-Nehisi Coates Is The Neoliberal Face Of The Black Freedom Struggle
Cornel West, The Guardian | Cornel West On Ta-Nehisi Coates | December 17, 2017

The disagreement between Coates and me is clear...

The final Version Of The G.O.P. Tax Bill...
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Budget-Busting Hairball | December 17, 2017

It seems certain to pass...