Rose Nolen columns
It is somewhat comforting to know that Missourians aren't all worried about mortgage payments and keeping their jobs but are willing to engage in hobbies such as hunting and gun sports.
There's something deliciously satisfying in thinking back through the years and remembering how things came to be the way they are.
People are experiencing more hardships than usual this holiday season. That should be a reason to put petty differences aside and focus on the things that really matter.
Abuse of freedoms are an unfortunate side effect of the First Amendment. Families must work together to combat illiteracy and survive difficult times.
Because I am always on the side of the underdog, I have always wanted to be the kind of person who could champion public schools. Unfortunately, most of them have not met up to my expectations.
As it is, with winter progressing and the country sinking deeper into recession, I'm glad I have Geronimo, the cat, around to keep me focused. It's so easy to get depressed when you hear thousands are losing their jobs and their homes, everyday. And you could drive yourself crazy, realizing there is nothing you can do to stop it.
Education has taken a back seat in our society. To move forward succesfully, we need to make it cool again.
Voting should go beyond candidate and party bashing, with more time spent on educating people on policies and civics.
This election will signal the beginning of a new chapter in American history. How we progress is pretty much up to us.
Under the circumstances, I really don't care to hear any more debates. According to the financial experts, no one knows how long this crisis will last, so there are no answers to the important questions being asked. So, we will all just have to tough it out as best we can.
People should not rely on or wait for the government to solve economic problems but should figure out ways to cope on their own. Politicians should stop blaming each other, and those who allowed deregulation should be replaced.
An Associated Press-Yahoo poll showed that many white Americans would not vote for a candidate because of the color of his skin. It's time for America to move on and get over themselves.
Years of deregulation of corporations and borrowing from other countries has set the U.S. on a dangerous trajectory. Meanwhile, many Americans are focused on putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their families' heads and remain unaffected by Wall Street's fluctuations.
With one of this country's most controversial elections upon us, many old prejudices have re-emerged.
This business of allowing paid public servants to do whatever they please ... is so out of control that only the most irresponsible would insist that it continue.
With high school drop-out rates on the rise, education is taking a backseat in politics this election.
Americans need to take a look at the education system before a real change can happen.
I don't know if the warpath against the cable loss means people are seriously addicted or they feel that things are falling apart so fast in the world around them that they look upon the boob tube as their last frontier.
When these political characters start attacking people because of their political beliefs, their insults do not always land where they were meant.
The quality of parenting matters more than the amount of time one spends with her children.