Rose Nolen columns
For some of us, as young women, dressing for the occasion was as much a part of the event as our attendance. Making certain that the dress, the shoes and yes, even the makeup was right, was a part of the fun. It’s hard to imagine growing up as a female without this rite of passage.
Americans have hurt other Americans for decades. That's unacceptable, especially when those in positions of power inflict that kind of pain under the guise of political freedom.
The country will not be able to maintain its position of leadership in the world if things continue the way they are going.
Gone are the days when bankers wanted to be user friendly their customers. The industry is taking advantage of the ugly financial situation to improve its bottom line.
Whether it's politicians or terrorists, fear mongering is used too often in our society.
Text messaging isn't the only problem. Talking on the phone, applying makeup and drinking coffee take a driver's attention away from where it should be: the road.
Banks got themselves into financial trouble, and now they want to take advantage of credit card customers to get them out of it. We need legislation to protect the working and middle class from corporate greed.
Teachers and school administrators should make strict rules in the classroom to prevent bullying, as some students are growing up without a basic understanding of right and wrong.
Increased dependence on social networking and technology has diminished the quality of personal relationships.
The War on Drugs has not succeeded because we are too quick to write off the problem. To solve the drug crisis, we must realize that addicts — many of whom are in our own families and friend groups — are trying to cope with the stresses and anxiety of life.
Those who have been in the political game for the last 30 years, should be open to the new ideas the modern age has produced.
The Second Amendment protects citizens' right to bear arms. But gun violence now interferes with everyone else's right to safety. The current state of affairs is far from what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they drafted the Constitution.
Congress should be able to regulate America's biggest business institutions so that the country's economy doesn't hinge on their success. It may turn out later that the loss of money through this crisis will be overshadowed by the loss of trust in those in charge of the financial system. Progress must now be made to protect the interests of future Americans.
The Employee Free Choice Act would be beneficial to American companies, contrary to the apparent beliefs of many business leaders. .
Military recruiters shouldn't be allowed to influence high schoolers into military service, especially when the post-war health care for veterans is so poor.
Some of us might not understand how big business operates but apparently neither do some industry executives.
The two-party system is worn out and has led to some of the least worthy politicians in the world.
As many Americans find themselves jobless or in financial trouble, they can use this time of economic crisis to reach out to others and acquire new skills for life.
Whatever the worst is that we have to bear, it can be borne more easily with the love and support of family on hand to help us through.