Josh Voorhees Josh Voorhees

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

Politics
Aug. 29 2014 6:19 PMWhat Immigration Crisis?Why Congress and President Obama are so eager to forget this summer’s “humanitarian crisis at the border.”
Politics
Aug. 21 2014 8:56 PMEverything That Went Wrong in FergusonA timeline of the authorities’ many missteps in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.
Politics
Aug. 18 2014 11:04 PMCan Anyone Fix the Ferguson Police Department?It needs to be overhauled. It takes time, but it can be done. 
Slate Archives
Aug. 15 2014 12:12 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week? A Lot.Senior writer Josh Voorhees shares the smartest and most insightful stories of the past week.
The World
Aug. 13 2014 9:54 PMThings Are Getting Much Better on Mount Sinjar Thanks to U.S. Efforts, Pentagon Says
The World
Aug. 12 2014 6:03 PMIraq’s Maliki Thinks He Can Ignore the Country’s Constitution. After All, He’s Done It Before.
Politics
July 28 2014 7:35 PMHeat or EatHouse Republicans looking to slash food stamps are determined to close a loophole that doesn’t exist.
Politics
July 20 2014 9:30 PMFire StarterThe West’s wildfires will likely get worse before they get better.
Politics
July 7 2014 4:50 PMObama’s Border BetThe president says there’s a “humanitarian crisis” at the border—so why is he treating it as a simple immigration problem?
Politics
June 17 2014 11:53 PMHeavyweight ChampsThe Republicans who want to cut Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunches come from some of the most obese states in the union.
Politics
June 3 2014 4:49 PMThe White House’s Clever New Way to Sell Americans on Tackling Climate Change
Politics
May 21 2014 3:58 PMGoing to Pot?It hasn’t caused the havoc opponents predicted, but Colorado’s bold marijuana experiment is having some unexpected consequences.
The Slatest
May 19 2014 9:32 AMWatch Jill Abramson Speak Publicly For the First Time Since She Was Fired from the New York Times
Politics
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?
Politics
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.
Politics
Aug. 27 2014 11:20 AMThe Problem With “Suicide by Cop”The dangerous term that stops us from asking hard questions about police shootings.
Politics
Aug. 19 2014 7:29 PMWhy the Media Is Siding With the ProtestersIt isn’t simply because of tear gas and rubber bullets.
The World
Aug. 15 2014 6:57 PMThings Are Going Our Way in Iraq. Will Its Next Leader Be the Savior the U.S. Is Looking For?
The World
Aug. 14 2014 4:49 PMMaliki Agrees to Step Aside, Taking Fears of Military Coup With Him
The World
Aug. 13 2014 2:13 PMWhen Are Boots on the Ground not “Boots on the Ground”? U.S. Considers Iraq Rescue Operation.
The World
Aug. 11 2014 4:34 PMThink Things Are Bad in Iraq Now? If There’s a Coup, They Will Get Much, Much Worse.
Politics
July 25 2014 11:14 AMA Budget Cut by Any Other NamePaul Ryan is promising his sweeping poverty reforms won’t mean less money for the poor. History says otherwise.
Politics
July 10 2014 4:33 PMBlood on the Fourth of JulyChicago’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend was only marginally worse than last year’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend.
Politics
June 30 2014 9:07 AMA City of ConvictsThe statistical sleight of hand that makes the U.S. crime rate seem lower than it really is.
Politics
June 10 2014 12:15 PMYes, We Cannabis Has the legalization of marijuana in America become inevitable?
Politics
June 3 2014 9:42 AMSouth Carolina’s Nuclear-Infused PorkThe federal government is spending billions on a one-of-a-kind energy project that it no longer wants. 
Slate Plus
May 19 2014 11:06 AM“I’m Only One Man, Plotz!”The art and panic of running the Slatest.
Politics
May 16 2014 3:48 PMDown on the FarmWhy do American farmers need some of the strongest anti-whistleblower laws in the land?
Politics
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.
Weigel
April 18 2014 4:49 PMWe Won’t Get a Final Decision on Keystone XL Until After the Midterm Elections

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