Trump Will Quit.

Will Trump Remain a Candidate?

Friday – the morning after the Democratic convention and thoughts return to Donald’s next move.

I’m not sure he has one. All the reasons for his lack of depth were adequately outlined at the convention.

Therefore, there’s a good chance he’ll quit and leave Mike Pence as the GOP nominee.

In turn, that leaves the Democrats scrambling to come up with a new battle plan.

Since there is about a month extra in this year’s campaign season, there is more than enough time for a whole new drama.

 

Using the Web or an App Before Seeing a Doctor? Caution Is Advised

Research shows they can be poor substitutes for consulting a physician in person.

Source: Using the Web or an App Before Seeing a Doctor? Caution Is Advised – The New York Times

Why did the Stars Wars and Star Trek worlds turn out so differently? – Marginal REVOLUTION

Why did the Stars Wars and Star Trek worlds turn out so differently? – Marginal REVOLUTION

The mystery of Millennial politics | We the Pleeple

Millennials are politically weird. If it were just that they’re generally more liberal than older folks, that wouldn’t be weird. In fact, that might be a reasonable thing to expect from a racially …

Source: The mystery of Millennial politics | We the Pleeple

Eat Dirt

Our bodies are confused by this 21st-century world.

Source: Educate Your Immune System – The New York Times

A long, interesting, nuanced discussion of the intersection of genetics and the immune system. It clarified my understanding of the “hygiene hypothesis”.

Guy thing: Dating Smart Women

Men, at least the men I hang out with, really like smart women. Hilary is one of the smartest and this in depth profile illustrates just how smart and well-rounded she is.

Everyone will move to Canada

There is much to celebrate, and some things to worry about, in a ranking of national brands

Source: We’re No. 2! And that’s pretty darn good – The Globe and Mail

The article reports the result of an international ranking effort.

Over the course of the last 50 years, there’s been a major change in Canadians’ sense of identity and confidence. What we have yet to do, as Canadians, is take on some international leadership.