Daily Bread for 4.9.22: Germany’s Failed Approach to Russia

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 46.  Sunrise is 6:21 AM and sunset 7:30 PM for 13h 09m 31s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 52.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1959, NASA announces the selection of the United States’ first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the “Mercury Seven.

The New York Times podcast, The Daily, interviews Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief of the Times, on How Germany’s Approach to Russia Backfired:

German theories of interdependency with Russia as the basis of peace in Europe have proved false.

Interdependence with a dictatorship has brought both war to Europe and subservience to Germany.

SpaceX launches 1st all-private Axiom crew to space station, sticks landing:

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