Rose Nolen columns
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.
People need to properly understand the separation of church and state. We should be more concerned about people who hate than whom someone loves.
The volatility of the electoral process has left voters uninspired, confused and willing to skip out on Election Day. If we continue on this path, it is difficult to say what kind of government we will ultimately inspire.
The language chosen by some people during this presidential campaign to express their displeasure is off the charts.
The United States has struggled over the years in maintaining the principles outlined in the Constitution. Political parties do little to stick to the ideals of our forefathers.
Because many people do not have a firm grasp of the First Amendment, they do not know what they can or cannot legally say. As citizens, we need to monitor harmful speech, such as Rush Limbaugh's recent outbursts.
This generation and future generation should continue to fight for women's rights, in remembrance of the women who gathered at Seneca Falls Convention and stood for equal rights, and preserve the rights.
A recently defeated amendment would have allowed insurance providers with moral or religious objections to refuse to cover birth control.
The excess of information is causing exhaustion and mental agitation for some, much of which seems superfluous to the average person.
February is a time to look back at the history of blacks in America, share stories and culture as a teaching tool and look to the future.
Allowing individuals to hide their identity behind piles of money is creating a bad situation, which I feel we will ultimately pay for. Providing people with opportunities to demonstrate their lack of character is unappealing.
The rise of super PACs is further separating the average person from the rich, elitist politicians.