Rose Nolen columns
Fans of high-tech communities like Facebook and Twitter should not fall in the trap of neglecting their real-life neighbors and coworkers.
In this new decade, let's try to remember that "we the people" are ultimately responsible for our problems and finding solutions to them.
In the coming year, we should all try harder to make our country a better place to live.
Global warming, Nobel Peace Prizes, Tiger Woods are topics I'll leave to others, but I do worry about politicians who ignore the changing beliefs of the public.
According to the Associated Press-MTV poll, one-third of those polled admitted to sexting, sending sexually explicit photos, videos and chat. Kids don’t realize the harm they can do to themselves by sending these sexually explicit photos to people they believe they can trust.
I’m convinced that as many hours as people spend in front of the set, we would be a less violent society if we had more sensible television fare.
Freedom of choice to do anything we may want to do without the disadvantage of having a lot of rules and regulation may be fun, but obviously it’s not the ideal system for making living together in peace easy.
Distance between family members makes the holidays less family-oriented.
Despite what a person has done in the past, acts of violence and murder are not the solution.
When a recession hits this hard, all we can do is try to learn from the experience. This time around, America is being taught some hard lessons about workers' rights. Workers must be paid a fair wage, be allowed to bargain collectively, be protected by government regulation and be treated with dignity.
It's time for Americans to get back their fighting spirit and do something for themselves about health care. Don't depend on others to do the battle for you.
History contains many examples of women being the force behind change. Perhaps it's time for women to follow history's footsteps and lead the campaign to return to civility.
What happened to the old black neighborhoods that were safer, more cohesive and friendlier, and where young men and young women addressed each other in respectful terms? We need to get back to those ideals and we need to do it now.
If we truly want to go down this path of indifference, we can no longer deny that we are the kind of people our enemies say we are. And make no mistake about it we can no longer serve as leaders of the free world.
Until citizens are accepting of people other than the typical white, heterosexual male, there will a damper on the amount of acceptance and progress in the country.
The future of America is about more than the accumulation of money. Today's politicians should take their positions seriously and shift their priorities towards building a nation fit for tomorrow's generations.
The health care debate is the latest example of America missing an opportunity to correct its mistakes of the past and display the ideals of the country.
Those who oppose health care reform don't understand a citizen's civic and moral duty to do what's best for the country as a whole. The lack of empathy springs from the breakup of families, the discontinuation of the military draft and the fact that some schools may not have civics classes anymore.
Teen pregnancy, high-school dropout rates and other indicators of an unrestained youth culture may foretell America's slide into dicatorship and Third World status. Unless attitudes change it won't be easy to alter the course.
Whether the topic is abortion, racism or health care reform, hate speech can lead to illegal and immoral actions among fringe groups, adding to the caustic atmosphere of debate in America.