car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page


In Which Every Thought Goes to the Mouth,Indeed

Via Taegan Goddard:

On the campaign trail,Gov. Sarah Palin jokes about listening to Sen. Joe Biden’s speeches since she was in second grade. In a just-released CBS News segment,Katie Couric asks if that isn’t an odd thing to say given her own running mate’s age.

Said Palin:“Oh no,it’s nothing Read on…

Washington,District of CYOA*

The always-excellent Nate Silver highlights a very important piece of the bailout’s defeat in the House:

Among 38 incumbent congressmen in races rated as “toss-up”or “lean”by Swing State Project,just 8 voted for the bailout as opposed to 30 against:a batting average of .211.

By comparison,the vote among congressmen Read on…

Round 1:Fight! (Kinda)

I’m not going to go through the debate with a fine-toothed comb,playing “spot the lies”(I do have other things to do this weekend),but I will address a few things:

I found myself wondering –McCain says he saw the current economic crisis coming;as the two-time chair of the Senate Commerce Committee,Read on…

The Tale of Sen. McCain

Brave Sir Robin ran away, Bravely ran away,away. When danger reared its ugly head,he bravely turned his tail and fled. Yes,brave Sir Robin turned about And gallantly,he chickened out. Bravely taking to his feet, He beat a very brave Read on…

Bridging the Chasm

The other day I was reading this Consumerist post on the 10 largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies in US history. Most of us are old enough to remember when United Airlines bit the bullet in late 2002. United held pre-Ch. 11 assets of $25.2 billion,which ranks as the tenth largest bankruptcy.

I Read on…