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


Filling the New Cabinet,Part I:Treasury

Picking a New Treasury Secretary:Balancing Culpability and Expertise

This is the first post in an ongoing series highlighting potential Cabinet appointees for the Obama Administration. Future posts will follow the same form,first listing pertinent information from each individual’s CV,then analyzing the blend of pertinent past performance in other positions and Read on…

Filling the New Cabinet,Intro

As I mentioned yesterday,Tim has asked me to post on potential appointees to President-elect Obama’s Cabinet. I’d originally intended to simply run down a list with the likely contenders for each post and provide a small blurb about each,but in the process of researching potential Treasury heads,I decided there was simply too Read on…

Hopefully he does windows;we need more transparency in the White House.

At Tim’s request,I’ll be posting my own thoughts on potential Cabinet appointees later today. I wanted to start of this week by posting the following photo by Callie Shell:

I loved that he cleaned up after himself before leaving an ice cream shop in Wapello,Iowa. He Read on…

Seeking Sixty

FiveThirtyEight on how the Senate is shaping up:

Mark Udall wins easily in Colorado. Mark Begich will defeat the convicted tubes guy. Landrieu has escaped in Louisiana. That’s 57 seats.

Minnesota,Oregon,Mississippi and Georgia have not been called. Democrats will need to win three of those to get to 60 votes,and Read on…

For Posterity

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