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


As-salatu khairum minannaum:Prayer is better than sleep.

The last few months I was in Iraq I was stationed on this tiny-ass FOB (FOB Givens,on the border with Jordan) way out in BFE. There was a mosque right next to our perimeter,and the mosque’s minaret overlooked our entire position,which was somewhat unsettling for us.

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…

A Christmas present I wish I could exchange

I might be late to the party on this one,but I just now have found out about Billy Joel’s latest composition,“Christmas in Fallujah.”I initially caught wind via this TPMCafe post,which linked me to a Huffington Post article by IAVA founder/director Paul Rieckhoff. The Rieckhoff article contains the same Read on…

A Clarification Seems Necessary

If my McCain piece earlier has left anyone scratching their heads,allow me to clarify:

Would a President McCain be able to win the Iraq War? I highly doubt it,even if he had the full support of Congress and the American people. So why would I state that,at least in terms of Read on…

In which I am in disbelief of my own convictions.

I came to the most disconcerting realization this weekend,one I will share with you in a paragraph or two. First,some brief context:

I’m against the war in Iraq. I recently joined the IVAW after many months of deliberation. As a member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR),it’s not a decision Read on…