Outside the Novahood

WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN? RADFORD PONDERS DEATHS OF 80 Who killed Cock Robin? I, said the Sparrow, in the c. 1770 poem, before others confessed, including the Fly, Duck, Beetle, Owl, Rook, Lark, Linnet, Dove, Kite, Crow, Thrush, and Bull…. Read More ›

An Unanswered Question

Last week, VoxFairfax posed the question ”What Are Republicans For?” The query was not original to our blog but had been cast by President Biden at his marathon presser last month. There were no identifiable media or internet reports of… Read More ›

The Replacements

1 To some, the term “replacements” will evoke a smile recollecting the 2000 motion picture comedy starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman about a group of misfits recruited to play professional football. However, there are advocates of a sociopolitical replacement… Read More ›

Democraphobia Redux

1 The Founding Fathers feared direct democracy as “mob rule” and crafted safety valves into the Constitution to ensure that rabble-led political forces did not consume the new central government or its state constituents. Notably, the electoral college process and… Read More ›

Over Here, Over There

CANADA Kinks in the global supply chain have increased demand for goods, contributing, in turn, to some inflationary pressures on prices. Fortunately, many nations around the world have developed strategies to address this phenomenon. Canada supplies over 70% of the… Read More ›

ICE Does Not Melt

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The Winchester Star, October 22, 2021. One signal of irrational government is often the bureaucratic speech from representatives. Pay careful attention to it in this piece. Another result has been a multimillion-dollar settlement between the US… Read More ›

Mad as Hell

In 1848, The Communist Manifesto produced the political slogan, “Workers of the World, Unite!” Unfortunately for labor unions, especially in the United States, these few words connected the dynamic existence of labor with the ultimate bogeyman of communism, a connotation… Read More ›


From 2005-2010, CBS aired the crime drama Numb3rs, a fanciful series wherein one of the leading characters applies mathematics to solve complex crimes as a consultant to the FBI. The use of “3” in the title generated a great deal… Read More ›