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

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Good riddance:the death of a war criminal

One of the world’s most deplorable (and unfortunately,untried) war criminals,former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara,died in the early hours of the morning today,aged 93 years.  McNamara’s New York Times’obituary names him “the most influential defense secretary of the 20th century,”a fitting epithet for 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…

Good evening,I’m Wyl. Tim has the night off.

Tim’s taking the rest of the week off,so I’m going to try to fill in for him a bit. It’s finals week for me here in Madison,which means I’m not going to go link crazy,but I thought I’d at least keep the chair warm for Tim until he’s back.

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Where,oh where,has my little nuke gone? Oh where,oh where can it be?

The Washington Post ran a rather lengthy article two days ago which ran under the headline “Missteps in the Bunker”in an attempt to demystify the US Air Force’s apparent misplacement of a few nuclear warheads. Written by Joby Warnick and Walter Pinkus,the gist of the piece is that the Bermuda Triangle descended Read on…