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


A Non-Partisan Federal Government Shutdown Thought Experiment

Photo courtesy the United States Marine Corps. Reused with attribution in compliance with Creative Commons.

Consider the following for a moment:

You are a military spouse. While your husband/wife is on the other side of the world,you remain behind,raising your children,paying your mortgage or rent,car notes,etc. You Read on…

More State of the Union Thoughts Framed by Common Sense

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Regarding debt:

“And by a plain method of argument,as we are running the next generation into debt,we ought to do the work of it,otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully.  In order to discover the line of our duty Read on…

Thomas Paine on Michele Bachmann

“But to expend millions for the sake of getting a few vile acts repealed,and routing the present ministry only,is unworthy the charge,and is using posterity with the utmost cruelty;because it is leaving them the great work to do,and a debt upon their backs,from which,they derive Read on…


The Los Angeles Times:Hillary Clinton blows name of next Russian president [27 Feb 2008]

So naturally late in the Ohio debate when it came time for the trick question,the kind of TV interview question that got George W. Bush so much unwanted,embarrassing and prolonged attention Read on…

Filling the New Cabinet,Part IV:Defense

The Contenders

- Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE,1997-present):President,McCarthy and Company (1991-1996);President and CEO of United Service Organizations (1987-1990);Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer,Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations (1990);Deputy Administrator of Veterans Affairs (1981-1982);Sergeant,2nd Battalion (Mechanized),47th Infantry Regiment,9th Infantry Division,IV Corps,Vietnam,United Read on…