A few days before Halloween, my family was talking about scary things like vampires, ghosts, goblins and sasquatch, when suddenly my 9-year-old, Evien, asked, "Dad, what is the scariest thing that ever happened to you?"
I like to listen to sports radio, especially while driving. Over the past number of months, some of the top sports stories have concerned players getting caught illegally using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).
Conservative and tea party groups have elevated capitalism to an exalted status, confusing it with concepts like democracy and freedom. As a result, regulation is seen as an assault on American values.