US Opinion and Commentary

“VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussion and opinion on these policies.” — VOA Charter

Showing Archived Posts

“‘I Want It Now’ Politics Are Not the American Way

Posted September 30th, 2015 at 11:29 am (UTC-4)
Comments are closed

Governing, as George W. Bush once reminded us, is “hard work.” It was meant to be. It requires building coalitions, securing public support, and making deals with people you don’t agree with or even like. It often means settling for half a loaf.

Sanders and Trump: Two Populist Peas in a Pod?

Posted August 19th, 2015 at 4:47 pm (UTC-4)
Comments are closed

A new chapter in American politics has begun. Millions of Americans on the right and left have lost faith in their political parties, their government, and even the economic system. Only one in four Americans are satisfied with the way things are going.