Rose Nolen

ROSE NOLEN: Too many take freedoms for granted

Many talk about how important our freedoms are, but few talk about how to use them responsibly.

ROSE NOLEN: Unemployment burden falls on the working class

The country needs to look past the two-party system to fix current unemployment problems.


ROSE NOLEN: No race, culture or religion owns America

Most Americans, I think, truly want the country to live up to its promise. Only a minority made up of idiots wants to see America drown in a cesspool of bigotry.

ROSE NOLEN: America's pursuit of happiness now is mortagaging our futures

An uninformed American public could be hurting the nation's chances to remain competitive in the international community.

ROSE NOLEN: Healing our communities is a challenge of the 21st century

Friendly neighborhoods are a thing of the past as result of changes in circumstance, people

COLUMN: Polarized debate does nothing productive for our nation

People who spread uninformed opinions are detrimental to harmony in society.

COLUMN: Isolating yourself makes reality harder to deal with

Those who live in cyberspace have a shell of an existence.

COLUMN: In emergencies don't panic, think the situation through

The free flow of information is important in a democratic society but it seems that Americans are doing harm to themselves by listening to material that might be questionable or false.

COLUMN: Defrauding Medicare a reprehensible practice

Those corrupted by a love of money are ruining our society.

COLUMN: Voters entrenched in partisan politics lose sight of community issues

Citizens who focus on gun control, abortion rights and homosexual unions are no longer concerned about public school education, health care for children and providing shelter for the homeless.

COLUMN: Overeating has consequences

Rising obesity in Missouri calls for heightened action in parenting, food-related businesses and each person's health-conscious decisions.

COLUMN: Veterans are underappreciated

This Independence Day, we should be grateful for our military, while looking for ways to better serve our country and those who served before us.

COLUMN: Independence Day festivities shouldn't include dangerous activities for children

The Fourth of July and Halloween would be much more enjoyable if parents would take care of their children.

COLUMN: Privacy should be respected

Instead of letting every little detail of your life out for public consumption, try practicing restraint.

COLUMN: Older generations can give advice on raising respectful children

Schools closing down in Kansas City should serve as a wake-up call to parents that they need to be parents, not friends to their children.

COLUMN: Granddad knew how to dish out the good advice

We all need someone in our lives to help us make good decisions.

COLUMN: What happened to objectivity?

The news networks need to worry less about entertainment and more about giving viewers the straight facts.

COLUMN: Some people are just insensitive

One would think that with all the problems affecting the world today, people would find better things to do than stir up trouble and hurt others' feelings. But maintaining peace and solving problems in a unified way just isn't a priority for some people.

COLUMN: Pardon me if I skip the next family event

Here are a few lessons learned from a lifetime of attending weddings, anniversaries, graduations and bridal showers.

COLUMN: Don't blame failures in education on our great teachers

The dumbing down of America has been happening for decades and that teachers cannot be expected to clean up the mess by themselves.