How ‘Political Correctness’ Went From Punch Line to Panic
The label used to be a conservative joke. To Trump and his supporters, it is a national-security threat.
US Park Service Director: A Dream Job
More than 300 million people from around the world visit America’s national parks each year. They visit beautiful places like the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. They walk among the ancient giant sequoia trees and watch wolves, bison and bears in their natural habitats. They are all managed by the U.S. National Park Service. This year it is celebrating its centennial, or 100th anniversary. Jonathan Jarvis is the National Park Service Director. Recently, he spoke to VOA...
Trump Follows Nixon’s Lead in Calling for Law and Order
In 1968, Richard Nixon accepted the Republican presidential nomination promising a war against crime. Forty-eight years later, Donald Trump did the same thing as he accepted the Republican nomination Thursday. “I have a message to every last person threatening the peace on our streets, and the safety of our police: When I take the oath of office next year, I will restore law and order to our country,” Trump said. But there are limits to what a president can do to reduce crime....
Shenandoah: A Western-Style Park in the East
This week on our national parks journey, we visit a mountainous landscape on America’s east coast. Within the park are rocky peaks, rolling green hills, and spectacular waterfalls. It is also home to hundreds of black bears. Welcome to Shenandoah National Park in the state of Virginia. Shenandoah sits in the heart of Blue Ridge Mountains. The mountains are part of the larger Appalachian Mountain range. The park’s hiking trails, waterfalls and wildlife appeal to...
English in a Minute: No Pain No Gain
Some expressions are easy to remember because they rhyme. "No pain no gain" is something you tell someone to urge them to keep going. Learn more about this expression in this week's English in a Minute!
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The label used to be a conservative joke. To Trump and his supporters, it is a national-security threat.Full Story
Britain’s Theresa May recently took office as the first woman prime minister since Margaret Thatcher. This week, Hillary Clinton will become the first American woman to receive the Democratic Party’s...Full Story
The Islamic State terrorist group is not very effective in Southeast Asia right now. But, terrorism experts warn, the group could become stronger with more training and better leaders. IS followers are...Full Story
In American English we have an expression: “A dog is a man's best friend.” A dog can also be a child’s best friend, especially if that child is having difficulty reading. An organization called...Full Story