Rose Nolen

ROSE NOLEN: Hate speech, free speech not synonymous terms

Hate speech and free speech continue to conflict and overlap as Black History Month begins. 

ROSE NOLEN: Political parties must behave responsibly

ROSE NOLEN: Health care debate reflects ideological split in U.S.

America's irreconcilable viewpoints permeate its value system.

ROSE NOLEN: Tucson shooting not surprising, considering current state of US

The recent violence in Arizona is another sign that Americans face rampant social problems.

ROSE NOLEN: Martin Luther King proves that justice can prevail

King's legacy is a reminder that even when justice is delayed, it wins in the end.

ROSE NOLEN: ROTC makes sense, JROTC doesn't

If ROTC is allowed to have programs in high schools, there should be other service-based programs offered for students as well.

ROSE NOLEN: Education is the cornerstone of society

We are not taking full advantage of the public education system we have, so we are not adequately training tomorrow's leaders. 

ROSE NOLEN: America in need of transportation overhaul

Like the railroad system that came before, America's highway system must develop separate means of transporting freight and passengers to maximize safety and efficiency.

ROSE NOLEN: Holidays bring out the best in people

Remember the good things in people this holiday season, but be sensitive to others' less pleasant experiences this year.

ROSE NOLEN: Historians play valuable roles

I'm seriously worried about society's inability to remember important events. If a noteworthy date is not a national holiday, many people have no idea what we are commemorating.

ROSE NOLEN: 'Monied minority' use free speech without considering consequences

Radio and television station owners use their media to spread bigotry and hatred that could risk American lives.

ROSE NOLEN: Still moving to the ugly center

Some Americans continue spreading messages of hate and anger instead of helping to move the country forward.

ROSE NOLEN: Fewer people living with scruples

When the people in charge are stripped of their ability to control whatever happens, then things are bound to get out of control. It's what happens when individuals have the right to do whatever they want to do.

ROSE NOLEN: Some lessons are hard to learn

Trying to move out of my house after 40 years and writing a book at the same time is challenging, but it has taught me several lessons.

ROSE NOLEN: Government needs to protect kids from irresponsible parenting

The use of our tax dollars to help undo the harm people are doing to their own children goes against the grain. If government doesn't step in to try to protect these children, who will?

ROSE NOLEN: Respecting animals, nature important to previous Missouri farmers

Voting 'yes' on Proposition B is an opportunity to support a system that values high standards. 


ROSE NOLEN: Home should be an important place

The virtues of home and true friends keep us anchored throughout our lives, providing for our needs — both mental and physical.

ROSE NOLEN: Accept different groups in America; don't hate them

The recent cyber-bullying  that led to the suicide of a Rutgers student is just one example of growing intolerance.

ROSE NOLEN: Americans unwilling to stand up for beliefs

Politicians are able to disregard the will of the people because the people don't stand up for themselves and say anything about it.

ROSE NOLEN: Not all Americans are proud of country's intolerance

Innocent Americans died during both the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet many people think about the two events differently. Many can easily label the 9/11 hijackers as terrorists, but the same can't be said about bomber Timothy McVeigh.