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Rose Nolen

ROSE NOLEN: Prioritize your life based on the elements that truly matter

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Violence is a bigger issue than guns

There are many forms of violence, and most of them do not involve guns.

ROSE NOLEN: Constitution provides freedom of choice, even for things we don't like

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Money will determine the presidential election

Campaign funding may be the main factor in determining the 2012 election, but Americans haven't yet allowed it to decide the outcome.

ROSE NOLEN: We can't ignore problems in education

Time is of the essence. We need to quit playing electronic games, turn off the computers and the televisions and go back to school.

ROSE NOLEN: Surrendering to the power of money

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Job training is more about people than work

A lack of employer leadership hinders employee growth and productivity and fosters complacency, which leads to poor employee performance.

ROSE NOLEN: Women need women on their side over workplace rights

Workplace discrimination against women still exists today, and solving the problem will require women 'banding together' on the same side.

 

ROSE NOLEN: 'Tomorrow we will live in a world of our children'

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Today's history presents a more exciting view of the past

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Gay marriage is a matter of civil rights

People need to properly understand the separation of church and state. We should be more concerned about people who hate than whom someone loves.

ROSE NOLEN: Americans need to find a way to work together

The lust for power seems suddenly to have invaded every aspect of our lives. That seems to be the driving force behind this need for an individual to have the world operate by his or her rules or no rules.

ROSE NOLEN: Electoral process, political parties have left voters confused

The volatility of the electoral process has left voters uninspired, confused and willing to skip out on Election Day. If we continue on this path, it is difficult to say what kind of government we will ultimately inspire.

ROSE NOLEN: Congress needs to prepare for Social Security's budget drain

As Social Security money dwindles and the nation's debt rises, Congress needs to "protect our money and demand that rich people pay their fair share of taxes."

ROSE NOLEN: People create racial unrest through speech

The language chosen by some people during this presidential campaign to express their displeasure is off the charts.

ROSE NOLEN: Corrupt organizations exploit voters for personal benefits

Organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council use citizens as pawns to pass laws that benefits themselves and similar corporations.

ROSE NOLEN: People shouldn't be satisfied when things remain same

People complain that things aren't like they used to be, but we have wielded the many changes. People are too willing to "throw out the old and take on the new."

ROSE NOLEN: Hopefully the Supreme Court will rule the Constitution ensures well-being

Sick people deserve to have health care; the Affordable Care Act allows them that right. We have the responsibility to find ways to help those less fortunate.

ROSE NOLEN: Political parties do little to solve country's problems

The United States has struggled over the years in maintaining the principles outlined in the Constitution. Political parties do little to stick to the ideals of our forefathers.

ROSE NOLEN: Clear First Amendment regulations would encourage civil discourse

Because many people do not have a firm grasp of the First Amendment, they do not know what they can or cannot legally say. As citizens, we need to monitor harmful speech, such as Rush Limbaugh's recent outbursts.

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