Josh Voorhees Josh Voorhees

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

May 12 2014 5:20 PMThe Solution That Shall Not Be NamedThe nation’s roads and bridges are crumbling. How long can the White House and Congress ignore the common-sense fix staring them in the face?
April 23 2014 12:07 PMThe Tea Party Wants to Help You Go SolarUtility companies are waging war on the solar industry. But the clean energy movement has found an unexpected ally in their fight.
April 18 2014 2:51 PMDid Enough “Young Invincibles” Sign Up for Obamacare?
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April 10 2014 12:13 PMIt's Official: Stephen Colbert Tapped to Replace David Letterman
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April 9 2014 4:28 PMSlatest PM: How the Knife-Wielding Student Was Ultimately Stopped
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April 9 2014 10:41 AMMH370 Search Team Hopes to Find Wreckage "Within Matter of Days"
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April 8 2014 11:11 AMOscar Pistorius' Sobs Bring an Early End to Court Action
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April 7 2014 10:07 AM"A Most Promising Lead": MH370 Search Detects Underwater Signals
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April 4 2014 1:21 PMJudge Ready to End Ohio's Ban on Recognizing Gay Marriages
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April 4 2014 10:03 AMHere's George W. Bush Showing Off His Paintings of World Leaders
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April 3 2014 10:10 AMWatch Jimmy Fallon (as Vladimir Putin) and Sarah Palin (as Sarah Palin) Cover Pharrell's "Happy"
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April 2 2014 5:19 PM"If the Court in Citizens United Opened a Door, Today's Decision May Well Open a Floodgate"
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April 2 2014 10:50 AMSCOTUS Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Donor Limits in Citizens United Sequel
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April 1 2014 2:21 PMAfter All That, the White House Meets Its Original Obamacare Enrollment Goal
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March 31 2014 11:22 AMOfficer Caught on Film Violently Blind-Siding Woman During Arizona Riot
May 5 2014 2:05 PMConspiracy, In TheoryHow right-wing scaremongering about a U.N. global takeover has evolved into a surprisingly effective political strategy across the country.
April 18 2014 4:49 PMWe Won’t Get a Final Decision on Keystone XL Until After the Midterm Elections
April 17 2014 4:32 PMObamacare’s Enrollment Figures Just Got Even Better
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April 10 2014 10:59 AMObamacare's Enrollment Numbers Just Got Even Better
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April 9 2014 11:11 AMUpwards of 20 Injured During Stabbing Spree at Pa. High School
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April 8 2014 12:01 PMA Pakistani Baby Accused of Attempted Murder Is Now on the Lam
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April 7 2014 10:37 AMSCOTUS Won't Hear Appeal From Wedding Photographer Who Refused to Shoot Same-Sex Ceremony
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April 4 2014 5:02 PMSlatest PM: Colbert Rumored to Be Front-Runner to Replace Letterman
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April 4 2014 11:03 AMMH370 Search Goes Underwater With Black Box Pinger Nearly Dead
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April 3 2014 5:46 PMSlatest PM: The Texas Gun Store That Sold Guns to Two Mass Shooters
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April 3 2014 9:44 AMThe Fort Hood Gunman Said to Have Sought Mental Health Treatment
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April 2 2014 4:36 PMNASA's Done Playing Nice With Russia (Well, Unless It Involves the Space Station)
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April 1 2014 5:14 PMSlatest PM: Obama Takes a Rose Garden Victory Lap
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April 1 2014 10:31 AMWatch Stephen Colbert Respond to #CancelColbert as Only He Can
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March 31 2014 10:24 AMLatest MH370 Lead Turns Out to Be Nothing More Than Old Fishing Equipment




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 17 2014 4:08 PM How Teflon Is Vladimir Putin's Popularity?
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 1:59 PM Ask a Homo: Secret Ally Codes 
  Double X
Sept. 17 2014 4:10 PM Can These Women Fix the NFL? Or will the NFL fix them?
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 4:07 PM Kern Your Enthusiasm: The Genius of Jenson’s Roman
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?