American Prosperity Consensus

What Slate Readers Think About the Biggest Challenges Facing America

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Oct. 11 2013 12:29 PMThose Proton Beams Don’t Come CheapHealth care spending is slowing. But it’s still out of control.
Oct. 7 2013 7:30 AMAmerica’s Infrastructure Is CrumblingShortfalls in investment will lead to fewer jobs, gridlock, and inevitable catastrophe.
Oct. 2 2013 6:00 AMLiving Longer, but Feeling Less SecureIt’s startlingly common for people to fall out of the middle class as they grow older. So why aren’t we talking about it?
Oct. 1 2013 5:30 AMThe 30-Year PlanWhat is the most important issue America must tackle in the next three decades?
Oct. 8 2013 11:58 AMAmnesty Is Not the AnswerOur current notion of comprehensive immigration reform will boomerang on future generations.
Oct. 3 2013 8:19 AMAmerica Is Spending Too Much on DefenseTo bring budgets into line, we need to move past irrational threats.
Oct. 1 2013 8:30 AMSmall Investment, Guaranteed ReturnSmart spending now could greatly reduce the obesity epidemic. Why hasn’t America acted?