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


Tracking the Senate

The latest results,this time from the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State:

Norm Coleman –1,095,431 (42.20%) Al Franken –1,082,450 (41.70%) Dean Barkley –395,387 (15.23%)

91.82% of precincts reporting as of 1:04 AM

This race just keeps getting tighter.

The Senate remains at 56-40 in favor of the Democrats. The Read on…

Update on 60

Latest info from MPR:

Franken –42.1% Coleman –41.3% Barkley –15.7%

538 on the Senate

Those 60 seats might still be possible: If Udall,Begich,Merkley and Franken can win their races,and Mary Landrieu hold hers,Democrats will sit at 59 Senate seats. Then Democrats need to either keep Chambliss under 50% (some big Democratic counties are outstanding) or somehow pull off the Musgrove-Wicker upset,another Read on…


Vote none of the above.

Much has been made about Al Franken potentially embodying the filibuster-busting 60th Democratic vote in the Senate. Hillary Clinton cut an ad for Franken not too long ago posing this exact scenario. I’m on record as being less than enthusiastic about Franken’s candidacy,but Read on…

Al Franken:The Lie and the Lying Liar that Told It

Al Franken should have moved out of his glass house when he “moved”from New York to Minnesota to run for a US Senate seat. Franken,of course,is the author of such discourse-promoting,playground language-filled literature as Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot and Lies and the Lying Read on…