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…

Moral defeats do not lead to victories of any sort

In 1969 playwright and essayist Václav Havel wrote a letter to Alexander Dubček,First Secretary of the Central Committee of Czechoslovakia. Dubček,a reformer,had earned the displeasure of Eastern Europe’s Soviet overlords the previous year by instituting a modest platform of reforms,including recognition of individual liberties –freedom of speech,movement,Read on…

Let the Train Blow the Whistle When I Go –A Farewell to Chuck Hagel

In years past the term “maverick”was ascribed to Sen. John McCain of Arizona for his willingness to break ranks with fellow Republicans,cross the aisle,and vote with the opposition on issues such as gun control and financial/taxation legislation. Though McCain has a historically strong conservative voting record (82.3% lifetime rating from the American Read on…