Josh Voorhees Josh Voorhees

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

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Jan. 21 2015 12:26 AMThe Republican SOTU Rebuttal Wasn’t One
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Jan. 16 2015 5:40 PMA Blazing StartOne year in, Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana has been a sweeping success.
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Dec. 22 2014 8:17 PMDéjà BlueNew York City’s largest police union thinks it’s under attack by de Blasio. It’s felt that way about every mayor.
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Dec. 17 2014 6:15 PMJet Fuel Is Cheap. Plane Tickets Aren’t.Airlines are making record profits. Don’t bet on them passing any of that money along to you.
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Dec. 10 2014 6:59 PMOur System for Prosecuting Cops Is BrokenHere’s a better way to pursue justice when police officers kill in the line of duty.
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Dec. 3 2014 8:24 PMOf Course It Happened AgainWhy no one should be surprised NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo wasn’t indicted in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
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Nov. 25 2014 2:48 PMEverything That’s Going Wrong in FergusonDocumenting the police response to the latest round of Michael Brown protests.
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Nov. 20 2014 4:23 PMThe President’s PrecedentsObama won’t be the first executive to go it alone on immigration. Does that make Republican outrage unjustified?
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Nov. 20 2014 1:01 PMWho’s In and Who’s Out?Obama is offering a reprieve to millions of unauthorized immigrants. Exactly who gets one will be determined by a string of wonky details.
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Nov. 13 2014 6:30 PMMary Landrieu’s Pipeline Pipe DreamWhy are Democrats indulging the Louisiana senator’s desperate, pointless push to fast-track Keystone XL?
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Nov. 6 2014 6:04 PMPipeline PoliticsPresident Obama has been stalling on Keystone XL for years. Now he finally has to make a decision.
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Nov. 3 2014 9:15 PMHow Green Was My ElectionTom Steyer spent $57 million to get voters to care about climate change. It didn’t work.
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Oct. 30 2014 1:40 PMEbola Goes to Court Nurse Kaci Hickox just walked out on her quarantine. Will Maine succeed in forcing her back inside?
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Oct. 27 2014 1:17 AMThe Wrong Policy for the Wrong ReasonsNew York and New Jersey’s mandatory Ebola quarantine is about politics, not public health.
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Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PMYou Should Be Optimistic About EbolaDon’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
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Jan. 20 2015 3:28 PMYou Won’t Hear Obama Mention This Common-Sense Policy Fix in Tonight’s SOTU
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Jan. 13 2015 7:44 PMA Win-Win-Win-Win SituationThe Republicans can’t lose on the Keystone pipeline. But if Obama plays it right, he could also triumph.
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Dec. 19 2014 6:30 PMAmerica, Truck Yeah!The United States’ latest SUV-buying binge shows how badly we needed President Obama’s fuel economy rules.
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Dec. 12 2014 8:05 PMA Subtle HighDespite Congress’ attempts to block D.C.’s legalization, there’s a major pro-pot provision hidden in the 2015 spending bill.
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Dec. 5 2014 4:48 PMCount the DeadPresident Obama must demand an accurate tally of the people killed by law enforcement.
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Dec. 2 2014 5:19 PMDarren Wilson Is Not an OutlierWhy cops are almost never indicted for shooting someone in the line of duty.
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Nov. 25 2014 2:02 AMCNN Reporters in Ferguson Provide Wall-to-Wall Coverage of CNN Reporters in Ferguson
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Nov. 20 2014 1:32 PMEven a Government Shutdown Wouldn’t Stop Obama’s Immigration Overhaul
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Nov. 14 2014 7:34 PMA War or a Skirmish?Liberals and conservatives are overplaying the significance of Obama’s action on immigration.
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Nov. 12 2014 8:02 PMLess Firing, More HiringThe VA shouldn’t focus on cleaning house. What the agency needs is truckloads of doctors and nurses.
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Nov. 5 2014 3:34 AMJoni Makes ’Em SquealThe country’s most conservative Senate candidate scores a huge victory for the GOP. What she’ll do in Washington is anyone’s guess.
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Oct. 31 2014 3:12 PMMaine Judge Sides With Science, Rejects State’s Attempt to Quarantine Kaci Hickox
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Oct. 28 2014 10:12 PMFifty Protocols, Fifty States, One Gigantic MessChris Christie, Andrew Cuomo, and other American governors are the last people who should be making rules about Ebola.
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Oct. 24 2014 7:04 PMVote for Bruce Something-or-OtherMichelle Obama didn’t know the Democratic Senate candidate’s name. Will Iowans remember Bruce Braley on Election Day? 
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Oct. 16 2014 9:03 PMEverything That Went Wrong in DallasA timeline of the many missteps surrounding the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.

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