In ordinary times, people of goodwill would certainly put the operation of good government ahead of whatever role they might play in their political party. But these are not ordinary times.
Political affiliation shouldn't be used to determine whether an individual is qualified to work at a government agency.
We've come too far as a country to go back to the days when women and minorities were treated as second-class citizens.
It's important to appreciate others for the gifts he or she has been given, even if there is no money involved.
Meeting individuals for the first time, you can never be sure what you’re walking into. Some people are lucky, while others struggle, but you can learn something from each person you meet.
It’s disturbing, really, to discover how much time and energy men in public office are using to rake over women’s health issues. I think they actually believe that they are doing the right thing. In their own, ridiculously pitiful way, I think they are trying to protect women from themselves.
This convention seasons brings out a host of people claiming to have ideas on how to fix this country. Unfortunately, most of those ideas are not very good.
Everyone, even Todd Akin, is entitled to an opinion. Even if that opinion is off-based.
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.
We get to decide who and what is important in our lives. We get to move stuff around in our schedules. We get to say yes or no.
There are many forms of violence, and most of them do not involve guns.
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.
Time is of the essence. We need to quit playing electronic games, turn off the computers and the televisions and go back to school.
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.
Workplace discrimination against women still exists today, and solving the problem will require women 'banding together' on the same side.
America is becoming what it will be. No one can hold back the tide. Today, we live in the world of our fathers; tomorrow we will live in the world of our children.
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.