This link is to an article describing the impressive characteristics of Sweden’s Gottland class of super stealthy submarines. In brief, the the subs in this class are undetectable.
This is an important article for those of us concerned about the naval aspects of defense policy.
This is a repost is an article from 2013 made relevant because today is “Jackie Robinson Day” celebrating his first game in Major League Ball. It is said that Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, but as this article points out, he broke the color barrier in America.
Click the link to read on.
Below is George Will’s annual baseball quiz. This is fun and try the questions, (I got three right) and then read the answers, especially the last one!
A snowy April day in Minneapolis. This is why April is the cruelest month. Of course, the Twins opener on Monday will be played on a sunny 65° day. Hope springs eternal.
I first became aware of weather as a political factor while a college student. As a history major, I studied the French Revolution, largely caused by a drought that ruined grain harvests in France the years just before it began in 1789. Prior to that, I learned of the very cold 18th century winters that froze the Thames in London and forced George Washington to battle ice floes as he crossed the Delaware RIver on Christmas Eve 1776 on his way to defeat the Hessians at Trenton. I soon learned that these atmospheric conditions were caused by what has come to be known as the Little Ice Age. Climate scientists have now counted 18 such Little Ice Ages and are now describing the onset of the 19th. Click the link below to read the details -Keep Warm.
Murray Chass is a great baseball writer. This is interesting and raises important issues.