Rose Nolen

ROSE NOLEN: Success can come without money

It's important to appreciate others for the gifts he or she has been given, even if there is no money involved. 

ROSE NOLEN: It's easy to profit from meeting new people

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Missouri women are concerned about education about women's health

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Create jobs, not war

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Let's agree to disagree and still talk to each other

Everyone, even Todd Akin, is entitled to an opinion. Even if that opinion is off-based.

ROSE NOLEN: Some Americans will not accept rule by the wealthy

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.

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."