Rose Nolen columns
We are not taking full advantage of the public education system we have, so we are not adequately training tomorrow's leaders.
Like the railroad system that came before, America's highway system must develop separate means of transporting freight and passengers to maximize safety and efficiency.
Remember the good things in people this holiday season, but be sensitive to others' less pleasant experiences this year.
I'm seriously worried about society's inability to remember important events. If a noteworthy date is not a national holiday, many people have no idea what we are commemorating.
Radio and television station owners use their media to spread bigotry and hatred that could risk American lives.
Some Americans continue spreading messages of hate and anger instead of helping to move the country forward.
When the people in charge are stripped of their ability to control whatever happens, then things are bound to get out of control. It's what happens when individuals have the right to do whatever they want to do.
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.