Friday, January 1, 2016

Ants Can Change Their Roles, Study Finds

New emails show worry over Laquan

The G.O.P. Field Is Less Chaotic Than You Think

Aside from Donald Trump’s rise, the oddest thing about the 2016 race is that the G.O.P. establishment has been slow to pick an alternative.
The G.O.P. Field Is Less Chaotic Than You Think - The New Yorker
The problem with recent record conventions -  the last one being 1960 where it was not clear that Kennedy would win on the first ballot -  was that there were two candidates:  in inside man and an outside man,  now there are three.  The nominee that the party will nominate,  the nominee from the outside,  and Trump.  Is this enough to force a  brokered convention?  It is not likely,  but the last parallels were in the 1990s,  with an outside presence,  rather than a brokered convention.  Again,  not likely but it will work out slightly differently.  Because the party has a bad record on the Republican side.

Wedding Gift Cash Grab. What’s Too Little?

Revenge of the Greats

Fighting Putin Doesn’t Make You a Saint

Europe’s Fractious Politics Loom as Threat to Markets

Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

Will Business Spending Rebound This Year?

Other people were alcoholics. I just liked a drink

In the age of Amazon, used bookstores are making an unlikely comeback

Mash star Wayne Rogers dies aged 82

New Year’s Eve Around the World

The rise of Uber casts a shadow over London’s traditional black cabs

The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat

‘The mother of modern China’

Electric power for an icon of the Atomic Age

Donald Trump’s Strongest Supporters: A Certain Kind of Democrat

Asia’s Homeless Find Shelter at McDonald’s