Rose Nolen columns
I think I went off the fiscal cliff shortly after 9/11, and I don’t think I ever got back on. The two big wars were enough to keep me struggling just to keep my feet on the ground.
Allowing people who want to secede could help the country make up years of progress just by not having to listen to the negativism these people espouse.
Missouri legislators reject right-to-work laws that prohibit unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of their employment.
This election season I’m getting the opportunity to observe how much our lives have changed over the past few years. It’s been a long time since the country has been split on the basis of political parties.
In ordinary times, people of goodwill would certainly put the operation of good government ahead of whatever role they might play in their political party. But these are not ordinary times.
Political affiliation shouldn't be used to determine whether an individual is qualified to work at a government agency.
We've come too far as a country to go back to the days when women and minorities were treated as second-class citizens.
It's important to appreciate others for the gifts he or she has been given, even if there is no money involved.
It’s disturbing, really, to discover how much time and energy men in public office are using to rake over women’s health issues. I think they actually believe that they are doing the right thing. In their own, ridiculously pitiful way, I think they are trying to protect women from themselves.
This convention seasons brings out a host of people claiming to have ideas on how to fix this country. Unfortunately, most of those ideas are not very good.
Everyone, even Todd Akin, is entitled to an opinion. Even if that opinion is off-based.
The Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United opened the door for unlimited political contributions by corporations and now wealthy citizens are influencing elections. Additionally, new voter ID laws are restricting minorities' access to the polls. If nothing is done, American democracy will crumble.
Freedom is considered a core value of American life, but what happens when individuals start using those freedoms to harm others? Rose Nolen offers her take on the complexity of freedom in America.
Campaign funding may be the main factor in determining the 2012 election, but Americans haven't yet allowed it to decide the outcome.
A recent Supreme Court ruling allowing unrestricted independent political expenditures from corporations is just the latest example of the country's surrender to the power of money.
A lack of employer leadership hinders employee growth and productivity and fosters complacency, which leads to poor employee performance.
Our country is in a terrible shape, and Congress is doing nothing to make things. Those who survived the Great Depression could have given us some good advice. They would probably have suggested that we work together. Hmm, imagine that.
If the wealthy can anonymously purchase our country's leaders, do we really know who our leaders are?
Workplace discrimination against women still exists today, and solving the problem will require women 'banding together' on the same side.
We can learn from history in more exciting ways than we used to. And sometimes, it is helpful to look over our shoulders and profit from past experiences.