1. OK, let’s call that one a foul tip. Strike, er, four: the Navy has lately been making some dubious and cynical choices in naming its ships. Most importantly: the newest Littoral Combat Ship will be the U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords, after the grievously wounded congresswoman who managed to survive an assassin’s bullet. It was a new plateau in shamelessness, since the Littoral Combat Ship is rather flawed, but no legislator wants to read the headline SENATOR WANTS TO AXE GABRIELLE GIFFORDS.