Rose Nolen columns
Trying to move out of my house after 40 years and writing a book at the same time is challenging, but it has taught me several lessons.
The use of our tax dollars to help undo the harm people are doing to their own children goes against the grain. If government doesn't step in to try to protect these children, who will?
Voting 'yes' on Proposition B is an opportunity to support a system that values high standards.
The virtues of home and true friends keep us anchored throughout our lives, providing for our needs — both mental and physical.
The recent cyber-bullying that led to the suicide of a Rutgers student is just one example of growing intolerance.
Politicians are able to disregard the will of the people because the people don't stand up for themselves and say anything about it.
Innocent Americans died during both the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet many people think about the two events differently. Many can easily label the 9/11 hijackers as terrorists, but the same can't be said about bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Many talk about how important our freedoms are, but few talk about how to use them responsibly.
The country needs to look past the two-party system to fix current unemployment problems.
Most Americans, I think, truly want the country to live up to its promise. Only a minority made up of idiots wants to see America drown in a cesspool of bigotry.
Friendly neighborhoods are a thing of the past as result of changes in circumstance, people
People who spread uninformed opinions are detrimental to harmony in society.
Those who live in cyberspace have a shell of an existence.
The free flow of information is important in a democratic society but it seems that Americans are doing harm to themselves by listening to material that might be questionable or false.
Those corrupted by a love of money are ruining our society.
Citizens who focus on gun control, abortion rights and homosexual unions are no longer concerned about public school education, health care for children and providing shelter for the homeless.
Rising obesity in Missouri calls for heightened action in parenting, food-related businesses and each person's health-conscious decisions.
This Independence Day, we should be grateful for our military, while looking for ways to better serve our country and those who served before us.
The Fourth of July and Halloween would be much more enjoyable if parents would take care of their children.
Instead of letting every little detail of your life out for public consumption, try practicing restraint.