Rose Nolen columns
The War on Drugs has not succeeded because we are too quick to write off the problem. To solve the drug crisis, we must realize that addicts — many of whom are in our own families and friend groups — are trying to cope with the stresses and anxiety of life.
Those who have been in the political game for the last 30 years, should be open to the new ideas the modern age has produced.
The Second Amendment protects citizens' right to bear arms. But gun violence now interferes with everyone else's right to safety. The current state of affairs is far from what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they drafted the Constitution.
Congress should be able to regulate America's biggest business institutions so that the country's economy doesn't hinge on their success. It may turn out later that the loss of money through this crisis will be overshadowed by the loss of trust in those in charge of the financial system. Progress must now be made to protect the interests of future Americans.
The Employee Free Choice Act would be beneficial to American companies, contrary to the apparent beliefs of many business leaders. .
Military recruiters shouldn't be allowed to influence high schoolers into military service, especially when the post-war health care for veterans is so poor.
Some of us might not understand how big business operates but apparently neither do some industry executives.
The two-party system is worn out and has led to some of the least worthy politicians in the world.
As many Americans find themselves jobless or in financial trouble, they can use this time of economic crisis to reach out to others and acquire new skills for life.
Whatever the worst is that we have to bear, it can be borne more easily with the love and support of family on hand to help us through.
Americans must adopt a desire for greater individual responsibility to improve our society and avoid negative outcomes like the current economic crisis.
Whenever there is a drastic change in ideas and behavior there will always be a backlash. Change can be painful. It means you have to give up something. You have to turn loose something you may not necessarily have held dear, but was something you had become accustomed to. The good news is, with time, people learn to adapt.
It's been my experience that people who have not moved past racial divisiveness by now, may never do so, and so those of us who are willing to move on, should keep going.
Now that the economy is forcing us to review our excesses, more of us should realize the importance of sharing our good fortunes.
It is somewhat comforting to know that Missourians aren't all worried about mortgage payments and keeping their jobs but are willing to engage in hobbies such as hunting and gun sports.
There's something deliciously satisfying in thinking back through the years and remembering how things came to be the way they are.
People are experiencing more hardships than usual this holiday season. That should be a reason to put petty differences aside and focus on the things that really matter.
Abuse of freedoms are an unfortunate side effect of the First Amendment. Families must work together to combat illiteracy and survive difficult times.
Because I am always on the side of the underdog, I have always wanted to be the kind of person who could champion public schools. Unfortunately, most of them have not met up to my expectations.
As it is, with winter progressing and the country sinking deeper into recession, I'm glad I have Geronimo, the cat, around to keep me focused. It's so easy to get depressed when you hear thousands are losing their jobs and their homes, everyday. And you could drive yourself crazy, realizing there is nothing you can do to stop it.